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

A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, 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
Sonia Purnell
Title variation
Woman of no importance
Title variation remainder
untold story of the American spy who helped win World War Two
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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 guerilla 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
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Purnell, Sonia
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  • 940.54/8673092
  • B
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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  • Goillot, Virginia
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Large print books
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adult
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A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, Sonia Purnell
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
000065816779
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of photographs
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, 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.
Control code
000065816779
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of photographs
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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