*Correction: The original article erroneously had the writer searching through yearbooks from 1954, and Bachmann spelled “Bachman.” Please also see our Editors’ note about this piece.

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Bruce Porter is the author of Blow. He is working on a book for St. Martin's Press about a woman who was kidnapped by guerillas in Colombia while working as an undercover operative for the DEA.