Published in three parts: Part I: Athens Observer, May 18, 1995, p. 5 Part II: Athens Observer, May 25, 1995, p. 5A Part III: Athens Observer, June 1, 1995, p. 4A


The thrill-packed life of a little-known Georgian, Jane Anderson, proves that truth is stranger than fiction.

Anderson led an amazing life filled with exciting adventures, daring deeds, breathtaking escapades, and romantic interludes, a life stranger than the dreams of most people. She changed her name several times. She often traveled across the United States, and lived in Georgia, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, and New York City. She criss-crossed the Atlantic ocean in ships numerous times; in Europe she visited 20 countries and lived in London, Paris, Spain, Germany, and Austria. As a young woman she was blessed with a stunning physical attractiveness. She had two husbands, numerous fiances, and innumerable lovers. She was at one time or another in her life a writer, a journalist, a war correspondent, a gorgeous seductress, a demi-monde, a suspected spy, an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a Nazi propagandist. She hobnobbed with distinguished political and military leaders on the international stage. She was a member of the inner circle of such famous writers as Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells. Once she was arrested in Spain on a spying charge and nearly shot. On another occasion she was arrested for treason against the United States, becoming one of only four American women charged with treason during World War II, and the only Georgia woman charged with treason in this century.

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