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Book Title: Journey Among Warriors|
The author of the book: Ève Curie
Edition: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc
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Date of issue: 1943
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This presentation of the journalist's journey catches the world mired in war for just over two years. In the course of the book's unfolding, the United States enters the military phase after Pearl Harbor. This comes just as the European powers and China are only just establishing their military infrastructure, through Africa and the Middle East and Russia, and the Far East. German forces are meeting stiff resistance in Russia and North Africa, though the Japanese are pushing through South Asia, threatening India. Through the author's experiences, we read of the patriotism of the Free French, the exiled Poles, the British colonial hierarchy, the Russian Red Army, and the Chinese, both the leadership and the rank and file. We also get a glimpse of the struggles between local concerns and global warfare on all fronts. For example, she expresses the difficulty in understanding the Indian self-absorption in independence and lack of concern in face of the encroaching Japanese-Axis threat. In this unfolding chaos it is little short of amazing that any reporter is capable of traversing the globe and acquiring access to all the leading military and political leaders to learn of their plans and visions for the war itself and its hoped for aftermath and witness their actual efforts and those of their followers.
Ms. Curie has presented a whirlwind tour of a world in turmoil. For the year 1942, she gives the reader the sense that the War is at a turning point. Despite the demoralizing retreats in Europe of the previous two years and the surging Japanese in Asia, the author still expresses a note of hope that the Allied cause would yet prevail.
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Read information about the authorÈve Curie Labouisse, a journalist and humanitarian is best known for her biography of her mother, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. Published in 1937, “Madame Curie” chronicled the life of Marie Curie, who earned the Nobel Prize twice, first in physics in 1903 and again in chemistry in 1911. The book quickly became a best seller and in 1943 was made into a Hollywood film, starring Greer Garson as Marie and Walter Pidgeon as Pierre.
In wide demand as a lecturer after “Madame Curie” was published, Mrs. Labouisse was also known for her staunch public advocacy of the Free French cause after the Nazis occupied France in 1940. After the war, she was a publisher of the French newspaper Paris-Press, and in the early 1950s was a special adviser to the secretary general of NATO.
Her other books include “Journey Among Warriors” (Doubleday, Doran, 1943), a best-selling account of her 40,000-mile trip across a series of wartime fronts: North Africa, Iraq, Iran, Russia, India, Burma and China.
Originally trained as a concert pianist, she performed throughout France and Belgium as a young woman and later wrote music criticism for several French periodicals. She was also considered to have been one of the most beautiful women in Paris in the 1920s and ’30s.In19 40, after France fell, Eve Curie went to England to work for the Free French. She later served in Europe with the women’s division of Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s Fighting French. In May 1941, the Vichy government revoked her French citizenship; she eventually settled in the United States.
In 1954, Eve Curie married Henry Richardson Labouisse, who was later the United States ambassador to Greece.
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