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The Resource A woman of no importance : the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall, Sonia Purnell

A woman of no importance : the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall, Sonia Purnell

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A woman of no importance : the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall
Title
A woman of no importance
Title remainder
the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Purnell
Title variation
Untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Virginia Hall was one of the greatest spies in American history, yet her story remains untold. Just as she did in Clementine, Sonia Purnell uncovers the captivating story of a powerful, influential, yet shockingly overlooked heroine of the Second World War. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Virginia Hall came to be known as the "Madonna of the Resistance," coordinating a network of spies to blow up bridges, report on German troop movements, arrange equipment drops for Resistance agents, and recruit and train guerilla fighters. Even as her face covered wanted posters throughout Europe, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped with her life in a grueling hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown, and her associates all imprisoned or executed
Biography type
individual biography
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Purnell, Sonia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Goillot, Virginia
  • Women spies
  • Women intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall, Sonia Purnell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251418428
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
399 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349010168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Label
A woman of no importance : the untold story of WWII's most dangerous spy, Virginia Hall, Sonia Purnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251418428
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
399 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349010168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits

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