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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII's Most Dangerous Spy

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII's Most Dangerous Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Purnell, Sonia

The incredible true and untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo's most wanted Allied spy, by acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell. The remarkable double life of an American-turned-British ...spy, Virginia Hall, a bolshie woman from Maryland who, determined to overcome a physical disability that threatened to define her life, successfully infiltrated Vichy France for England's SOE before America's entry into WW II and then, three years later, for the SOS, providing crucial intelligence and logistics for the mounting French Resistance and, later, Allied troops. This is a compelling and inspiring tale of resistance, heroism, spycraft and overcoming prejudice, based on brand new and extensive research, for anyone who loves reading Ben Macintyre, Rick Stroud's LONELY COURAGE or Sarah Helm's A LIFE IN SECRETS.
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ISBN 9780349010175
Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780349010175
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Released 26 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Purnell, Sonia
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
Military History
Espionage & Secret Services
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 940.548673092
Weight 518g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Women spies - Biography - United States, Women intelligence officers - Biography - United States, Spies - Biography - United States, Intelligence officers - Biography - United States, World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - United States
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly