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The firefly of france

Marion Polk Angellotti

Marion Polk Angellotti "The Firefly of France" is a gripping story set in the course of World War I that recounts the journey of Madeleine Duval, an ambitious and tenacious younger woman who turns into an image of wish and tenacity in the face of wartime chaos. As the combat continues, Madeleine joins the French Resistance, risking her existence to help Allied forces and destroy German operations. Her energy and resolution earn her the nickname "The Firefly of France," as she flits via the darkness, illuminating and inspiring all people around her. Along with Madeleine, readers meet a diffusion of exciting characters, inclusive of fellow Resistance contributors, Allied soldiers, and civilians stuck in the crossfire. They develop a decent-knit network of associates, driven with the aid of the identical aim of defeating the enemy and restoring peace to their fatherland. As the warfare progresses and risk looms at every flip, Madeleine ought to depend upon her intelligence and instincts to outwit the enemy and guard people she cares approximately. With its charming plot, rich descriptions, and robust feeling of patriotism, "The Firefly of France" is a transferring homage to the human spirit's bravery and resilience in the face of complication.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.37in - 0.46lb
  • EAN: 9789361421341
  • Categories: Romance - Historical - GeneralAction & Adventure

About the Author

Angellotti, Marion Polk: - Marion Polk Angellotti was an American author. She contributed short stories to pulp periodicals like Adventure, including many about 14th-century condottiere John Hawkwood. Her work The Firefly of France, based on the biography of Georges Guynemer, was turned into a film. Her other novels include Sir John Hawkwood: A Tale of the White Company in Italy, The Three Bags, The Burgundian: A Tale of Old France, and Harlette (a retelling of her short tale "When the Devil Ruled," which appeared in the April 1913 issue of The Smart Set magazine). Marion Polk Angellotti, the daughter of judge Frank M. Angellotti and his wife, Emma Cornelia Cearley (sometimes mistranscribed as Clearey), worked as a volunteer canteen worker for the American Red Cross from 1918 to 1919, including at an evacuation hospital during the Saint Michel offensive and with the Army of Occupation in Germany. She died in April 1979, at the age of 91, and was interred at Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario, California.