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Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

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Born in San Sebastian in 1585, Catalina de Erauso fled a convent at 15 and spent the rest of her life dressed as a man. In 1603, she became a soldier and fought in the conquest of Chile and Peru. Gambling and brawling her way through the mining towns of the Andean highlands, she finally revealed her true identity 20 years later and became an instant celebrity.

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Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
1996, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807070727

Hardcover

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