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The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance

The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance
Author : Don Mitchell
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2019-03-26
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Total pages :288
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The Lady Is a Spy is the audacious and riveting true story of Virginia Hall, America's greatest spy and unsung hero, brought to vivid life by acclaimed author Don Mitchell.

The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II's Most Dangerous Secret Agent

The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II's Most Dangerous Secret Agent
Author : Don Mitchell
Publisher : Scholastic UK
Release Date : 2019-03-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :272
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Learn about Virginia Hall, the "most dangerous of all Allied spies", in this exciting narrative biography! Virginia never thought she'd be a spy. The young American had been working for the State Department overseas when she was involved in an accident that required her left leg to be amputated. Despite this setback, Hall was eager to do something to help the Allies win World War II. She made her way to Vichy, France where she helped coordinate underground resistance movements, sabotaging the Nazis at every turn. Her covert operations, including capturing 500 Germans, greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win. In The Lady is a Spy, award-winning author Don Mitchell (The Freedom Summer Murders) explores the fascinating life of America's greatest female spy. Thoroughly researched and full of rarely seen photographs from Virginia Hall's family, this is an extraordinary, in-depth look at a true hero.

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance
Author : Sonia Purnell
Publisher : Viking
Release Date : 2019
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :368
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"The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her way into the spy organization dubbed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and, before the United States had even entered the war, became the first woman to deploy to occupied France. 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. But, adamant that she had "more lives to save," she dove back in as soon as she could, organizing forces to sabotage enemy lines and back up Allied forces landing on Normandy beaches. Told with Purnell's signature insight and novelistic panache, A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war"--

World War 2 History's 10 Most Incredible Women

World War 2 History's 10 Most Incredible Women
Author : Stephanie T. Mcrae
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2016-04-22
Category :
Total pages :44
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The events of World War 2 are often associated with male endeavor, particularly in war books however extraordinarily brave and courageous women not only assisted their male counterparts but had played key roles that had ultimately contributed to the success of winning the war. This book provides a platform on which to remember those fearless, forgotten WW2 women, whose stories deserve to be told. Who were these courageous women who laid their lives on the line in WW2 history? 10 unbelievably brave and resolute heroic women prepared to face danger, spies such as: Virginia Hall Nancy Wake Vera Atkins As well as less celebrated heroines whose stories are rarely told, some of which were not typical military women, such as: Margaret Bourke-White - World War II photo journalist Elsie Ott - medical pioneer. Clare Philips - Entertainer and spy Aleda Lutz - Flight nurse who had logged 814 combat hours. Susan Travers - Member of the French Foreign Legion Eileen Nearne and Jacqueline Nearne - sisters assigned by the SOE to France Rose Valland - Art historian and member of the French resistance Fascinating and inspiring accounts of World War 2 Women who went beyond their duty with unique courage. These accounts highlight each woman's heroic role during World War 2, starting with their early life, covering the influences, decisions and circumstances which shaped their paths and finally focusing on the women they ultimately became. These were Women whose desire to contribute and affect change made them instrumental to the cause. World War 2 History's 10 Most Incredible Women is an essential resource for anyone interested in history or simply wanting to understand and appreciate these respected, tenacious and resolute women. Includes recommended resources for further reading. Scroll up and Add to Cart!

The Spy with the Wooden Leg

The Spy with the Wooden Leg
Author : Nancy Polette
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2012
Category : Intelligence officers
Total pages :152
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Inspiring, action-packed WWII spy biography! How did a woman of no importance become one of the bravest, most valued--and MOST WANTED--intelligence agents? How, despite having a wooden leg, did she turn the course of history? Virginia Hall had a dream to become the first woman ambassador for the United States. Turned down by the US State Department time and again, Virginia could not stand idly by while the German army swept through Europe conquering country after country. Despite a life-threatening hunting accident, which took her left leg, Virginia volunteered to drive an ambulance in WWII France. She rescued downed airmen, radioed vital information to the Allies, and led three battalions of French Resistance forces in guerrilla warfare. Known as la dame qui boite or the Limping Lady, she rose to the top of the Gestapo's Most Wanted list. The Limping Lady helped change the course of history as the spy with the wooden leg. An award-winning action-packed biography for kids ages 10 and older. Midwest Book Awards First Place Young Adult Nonfiction Mom's Choice Awards Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Major themes: - perseverance; overcoming adversity - fulfilling life dreams - WWII history - espionage and guerrilla warfare - inspiring women - unconventional heroes - living with a handicap; prosthetic limbs

World War II Spies and Secret Agents

World War II Spies and Secret Agents
Author : Stuart A. Kallen
Publisher : Millbrook Press
Release Date : 2019-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :32
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Under cover and in secret during World War II, Allied spies and secret agents worked behind the scenes to send messages, take pictures, and find out about the enemy's plans. These spies broke codes and stopped weapons programs. Eventually, their work helped the Allies win the war. These brave men and women risked their lives to fight back against the Axis powers who invaded their homes and interrupted their lives. Learn more about these hidden heroes of World War II: a famous singer, a major-league baseball player, a well-known writer, and many others who helped change the course of history.

The Freedom Summer Murders

The Freedom Summer Murders
Author : Don Mitchell
Publisher : Scholastic Press
Release Date : 2014-04-29
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :256
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Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

Spymistress

Spymistress
Author : William Stevenson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2011-10-11
Category : History
Total pages :352
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The New York Times Bestseller by the Author of A Man Called Intrepid Ideal for fans of Nancy Wake, Virginia Hall, The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, and similar works Shares the story of Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of Honor Written by William Stevenson, the only person whom she trusted to write her biography She was stunning. She was ruthless. She was brilliant and had a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins. William Stphenson, the spymaster who would later be known as “Intrepid”, recruited her when she was twenty-three. Vera spent most of the 1930s running too many dangerous espionage missions to count. When war was declared in 1939, her many skills made her one of the leaders of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a covert intelligence agency formed by, and reporting to, Winston Churchill. She trained and recruited hundreds of agents, including dozens of women. Their job was to seamlessly penetrate deep behind the enemy lines. As General Dwight D. Eisenhower said, the fantastic exploits and extraordinary courage of the SOE agents and the French Resistance fighters “shortened the war by many months.”They are celebrated, as they should be. But Vera Atkins’s central role has been hidden until after she died; William Stevenson promised to wait and publish her story posthumously. Now, Vera Atkins can be celebrated and known for the hero she was: the woman whose beauty, intelligence, and unwavering dedication proved key in turning the tide of World War II.

Military History

Military History
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2008-03
Category : Military history
Total pages :129
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The Motion Picture Guide

The Motion Picture Guide
Author : Jay Robert Nash,Stanley Ralph Ross
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1987
Category : Motion picture actors and actresses
Total pages :12
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Cue

Cue
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1975
Category : New York (N.Y.)
Total pages :129
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Biographical Books, 1950-1980

Biographical Books, 1950-1980
Author : R.R. Bowker Company, New York,R.R. Bowker Company,R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher : New York : Bowker
Release Date : 1980
Category : Biography
Total pages :1557
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This book is a companion volume to Biographical books, 1876-1949, completing a comprehensive one hundred and five year bibliography of biographical and autobiographical works.

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically: P-Z, Supplement and bibliography

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically: P-Z, Supplement and bibliography
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1971
Category : English language
Total pages :4116
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Micrographic reproduction of the 13 volume Oxford English dictionary published in 1933.