MARGUERITE HARRISON #100travelHERS
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Birth: October,1879; Baltimore, Maryland
Death: July 16, 1967; Baltimore?
Occupation: Newspaper editor, spy, author, philanthropist
Notable journeys: In 1918, sent to Germany by the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army to report on post-armistice society. In February 1920, went to Russia as a spy and provided aid to American prisoners; captured and imprisoned for ten months. By 1923, was spying in China.
Notable work: Marooned in Moscow: the Story of an American Woman Imprisoned in Russia; Red Bear or Yellow Dragon; Asia Reborn; There’s Always Tomorrow: The Story of a Checkered Life
Quote: “The whole matter may be summed up as follows: We may not like the Soviet Government, but it is a real government. To refuse to help and continue to isolate Russia will have the effect of completing the economic ruin of the country, with the consequent reaction upon world economics, of strengthening the political dictatorship of the Communist party, pushing them still further in their tactical program of promoting world revolution, and perhaps of finally driving them in desperation to military aggression. The eventual outcome will be anarchy or possibly a reaction far more bloody and far more terrible than the Communist regime.”