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
Untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
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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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individual biography
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Purnell, Sonia
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8641092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
G597 2019b
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Goillot, Virginia
  • Women spies
  • Spies
  • Intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Large type books
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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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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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781432869991
Lccn
2019022676
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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2019022676
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II, Sonia Purnell
Publication
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
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
Other physical details
map
System control number
2019022676

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