The Resource A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Label
A Woman of No Importance
Title
A Woman of No Importance
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Purnell
Creator
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 organisation 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, revolutionising 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, spy-craft, 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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10765946
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purnell, Sonia
Dewey number
920
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Biography
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
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[680] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
A Woman of No Importance
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[680] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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