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The Resource Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011, Peter FitzSimons

Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011, Peter FitzSimons

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Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011
Title
Nancy Wake
Title remainder
a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
  • Biography of our greatest war heroine, nineteen twelve to twenty eleven
  • Biography of our greatest war heroine, nineteen twelve to two thousand eleven
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181876
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
940.5344092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
biography of our greatest war heroine, 1912-2011
Label
Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011, Peter FitzSimons
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [378] - 382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
viii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295257
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine 1912-2011, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [378] - 382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
viii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295257
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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