Schuyler, Philippa Duke. Good Men Die. New York: Twin Circle, 1969.
The following is from the back cover of Good Men Die:
Philippa Schuyler, born during the Depression Era, enlivened it considerably. She was
two years old when the New York Herald Tribune discovered that she could read
and write. When she was four, Irl Allison, head of the National Piano Teachers Guild
discovered that she was also a musical genius. From the age of five to eleven, she won
repeated medals from the New York Philharmonic Young Peoples Concerts. During this time,
she had also been appearing on WCBS with Deems Taylor, and on a weekly NBC children's
program, "MCeed by Milton Cross". At fourteen she was soloist in the
Sain Saens Concerto with the New York Philharmonic at Lewisohn Stadium, as well
as composer of Rumpelstiltskin, a symphonic scherzo which they featured.
Ten years later she was appearing around the world with major orchestras. Her tours often
took her to troubled spots, and quite naturally, she began to write about them. During
the Congo upheaval she was in Africa a dozen times, both as a concert pianist and as
foreign correspondent for the Manchester Union Leader, The New York Daily
Mirror, United Press Features, and Spadea Syndicate. Separate articles appeared in
The Priest and The National Review. In December 1955, she made her
debut with the Cairo Symphony in Egypt performing the Concerto Arabo, and her
own four movement concerto, Le Nil. She went directly from there to Nigeria
for concerts and found herself in the middle of a coup d'etat which she wrote up for
the North American Newspaper Alliance.
Her published books include: Adventures in Black and White, Who Killed
The Congo, Jungle Saints, and Kingdom of Dreams. She also wrote
for Triumph magazine and Twin Circle.
Miss Schuyler was decorated by His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie, and had an audience
with the Royal Family of Malaya in 1959. She had the honor of being received both by
His Holiness, Pope John, and His Holiness, Pope Paul VI.
She had successfully evacuated seventy nuns and little girls from St. Joan of Arc in
Hué; and was on another trip to carry eight boys from Binh Linh High School, when
she and the youngest child who sat on her lap in the crowded helicopter, were killed.