The Tango War author Mary Jo McConahay joins us in the studio one day after the release of this new book, which explores Latin America’s “hidden” role in World War II. The journalist, war correspondent, memoirist, sometime boat-dweller and confirmed world traveler chats about her rich and colorful life, her motivations and the challenges of tackling a book of historic nonfiction.
11:21: How she started out in journalism and met the challenges and triumphs of an international career; the dangers of being a war correspondent.
27:18: Transforming an idea into The Tango War.
36:12: Researching events that happened almost a century ago.
41:20: Becoming an “accidental filmmaker.”
45:30: Feeling overwhelmed while writing The Tango War