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The Resource A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, by Sonia Purnell

A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, by Sonia Purnell

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A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
Title
A woman of no importance
Title remainder
the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Sonia Purnell
Title variation
Untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerrilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day. Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war"--
Summary
Traces the story of mid-twentieth-century spy Virginia Hall, detailing her pivotal role in coordinating Resistance activities in Europe that helped change the course of World War II
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10765946
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DLC
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Purnell, Sonia
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8641092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Goillot, Virginia
  • Women spies
  • Spies
  • Intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Goillot, Virginia
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Intelligence officers
  • Large type books
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Underground movements, War
  • Women spies
  • France
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of the American spy who helped win WWII
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, by Sonia Purnell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1.The dream -- 2.Cometh the hour -- 3.My tart friends -- 4.Goodbye to Dindy -- 5.Twelve minutes, twelve men -- 6.Honeycomb of spies -- 7.Cruel mountain -- 8.Agent most wanted -- 9.Scores to settle -- 10.Madonna of the mountains -- 11.From the skies above -- 12.The CIA years -- Epilogue -- Agent names -- Selected bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1104909629
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Lccn
2019022676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104909629
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, by Sonia Purnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1.The dream -- 2.Cometh the hour -- 3.My tart friends -- 4.Goodbye to Dindy -- 5.Twelve minutes, twelve men -- 6.Honeycomb of spies -- 7.Cruel mountain -- 8.Agent most wanted -- 9.Scores to settle -- 10.Madonna of the mountains -- 11.From the skies above -- 12.The CIA years -- Epilogue -- Agent names -- Selected bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1104909629
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Lccn
2019022676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104909629

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