Why this book?
I was deeply inspired by this biography of Virginia Hall, an American undercover agent of the British Special Operations Executive. Posing as a journalist in Vichy France, she supplied the Resistance, trained guerrillas, and freed prisoners from Nazi captivity, becoming the Gestapo's most wanted ‘criminal’. When the danger of capture became too great, she escaped on foot across the frozen Pyrenees into Spain, but later returned as an agent for the American Office of Strategic Services. And all this with a wooden leg!
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
Why should I read it?
11 authors picked A Woman of No Importance as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London
Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
"Excellent...This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down." -- The New York Times Book Review
"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - NPR
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