Michael Coates-Smith's bibliographic skills and Garry McGee's biographical knowledge have produced a fine extended filmography of an actress whose story continues to fascinate more than 30 years after her premature death. Jean Seberg was not just the small-town girl whom Otto Preminger hauled out of the US Midwest for Saint Joan, or the waif at the heart of the French New Wave in Jean-Luc Godard's A Bout de Souffle (Breathless). She won and kept the love of one of France's finest writers, Romain Gary, and was a social activist who was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Jean Seberg proved herself in pictures made in four languages, building up a corpus of 37 films. Coates-Smith and McGee seem to know everything about them all. This book is a tour de force.