Ellen F. Harris

Ellen F. Harris is author of Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father’s Murder of His Too-American Daughter (Scribner, 1995) and Dying to Get Married: The Courtship and Murder of Julia Miller Bulloch (Harper-Collins, 1991). A freelance writer, she teaches journalism at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Ellen F. Harris

The Spy Who Helped Stop the Nazis

Madame Fourcades’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler reads like a well-written thriller about the most interesting French woman since Eleanor of Aquitaine. It stars an unlikely heroine who fought autocrats throughout her life.

Remembering Judge Charles A. Shaw

“Charles as a judge was never oppressive nor demeaning to lawyers,” says former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Rosen, now an adjunct law professor at Washington University in St. Louis. “He erred on the side of being human.”

Florence Gould’s Toxic Gifts

In her twenties, Florence Gould danced in the Folies Bergere. In her thirties, she dazzled her guests in sequined pajamas designed for her by Coco Chanel. In her forties, during WWII, she served as a collaboration grande horizontale for high-ranking Nazis in Paris. In her fifties, as the war ended, she schemed with them to […]

Raised in Vigilance

Watch Everything explores the career and times of U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw as one of three brothers growing up in racially-charged St. Louis, when personal tenacity and collective caution where a way of life.