The Chronicle Review

The Talented Mrs. Shipley

Don Menn, NARA

Ruth Bielaski Shipley
May 20, 2013

She looks harmless enough. A photograph shows an elderly woman at a desk in what appears to be paisley and pearls. Her hair is in a matronly updo, her glasses—pince-nez?—frame her gaze downward as she studies a small booklet. It isn't immediately…

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