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The Resource A guest of the Reich : the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany, Peter Finn

A guest of the Reich : the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany, Peter Finn

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A guest of the Reich : the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany
Title
A guest of the Reich
Title remainder
the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Peter Finn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gertrude 'Gertie' Legendre was a society heiress from South Carolina who lived a charmed life during the 1920s and 1930s. But the attack on Pearl Harbor gave her a different focus and she joined the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA). First in Washington and then in London, some of the most closely-held government secrets passed through her hands. As the Allies advanced into France in September 1944, she was ordered to Paris. Headstrong and eager 'to smell the fighting,' she fell into Nazi hands ... Moved from city to city throughout Germany for six months before her dramatic escape into Switzerland, she was able to witness the collapse of Hitler's Reich as no other American did"--
Summary
The co-author of The Zhivago Affair traces the experiences of the American heiress who joined the OSS and was captured behind enemy lines in 1944 before orchestrating her daring escape from the Nazis into Switzerland
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10805622
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Peter
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7243092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
L516 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Legendre, Gertrude Sanford
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • United States
  • Women prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Socialites
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany
Label
A guest of the Reich : the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany, Peter Finn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019002112
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524747336
Lccn
2019002112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1081347025
Label
A guest of the Reich : the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre and her dramatic captivity and daring escape from Nazi Germany, Peter Finn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019002112
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524747336
Lccn
2019002112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1081347025

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