Portrait of Kathryn Smith seated in front of bookshelves

Join us Sunday, April 26 at 3pm for an author talk featuring Kathryn Smith where she will discuss her most recent book, "Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy."

Gertrude Sanford Legendre was a woman whose adventurous life spanned the twentieth century, beginning in Aiken, S.C. in 1902 and ending at her plantation outside Charleston in 2000. She was the first American woman in uniform held as a POW by the Germans during World War II. She also partied on the Riviera with the Murphys, the Fitzgeralds and Harpo Marx in the 1920s, undertook numerous challenging expeditions for natural history museums (and lead four) and befriended some of the greatest personalities of the 20th century, including Dr. Albert Schweitzer, General George S. Patton, Lilly Pulitzer, and Bing Crosby. In her later years, she became an ardent conservationist, fighting for habitat preservation on the South Carolina coast.

This event will take place at Central-Clemson Regional Library 105 Commons Way Central, SC  29630 where books will be available for purchase and signing. If you cannot join us in person, please join us live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/scstatelibrary.

This Authors of SC event is a partnership between Pickens County Public Library and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or acook@statelibrary.sc.gov or Jennifer Crenshaw at jenniferc@pcls.fyi

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Central-Clemson Regional Library: 105 Commons Way, Central, SC
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