A woman of no importance

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Language:
Unknown
Description
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "E xcellent...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 The never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of Clementine 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6c0e7cf0-b4f8-0581-19b8-5a904cc55211
Grouping Title woman of no importance
Grouping Author purnell sonia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-03 01:05:41AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-17 07:32:00AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Purnell, Sonia.
author_display Purnell, Sonia
detailed_location_steamboatlibrary SSCL Bud Librarian
display_description
format_category_steamboatlibrary Books
format_steamboatlibrary Book Club Kit
id 6c0e7cf0-b4f8-0581-19b8-5a904cc55211
isbn 9780735225299
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b5963019x .i125689032 SSCL Bud Librarian BOOK CLUB KIT 1 false false Due Aug 31, 2019 ssbli
itype_steamboatlibrary Book Club Kit
last_indexed 2019-08-17T13:32:00.81Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Not Coded
literary_form_full Not Coded
local_callnumber_steamboatlibrary BOOK CLUB KIT
local_time_since_added_steamboatlibrary 2 Months
Quarter
Six Months
Year
owning_library_steamboatlibrary Steamboat Springs Community Libraries
owning_location_steamboatlibrary SSCL Bud Werner Library
primary_isbn 9780735225299
publishDate 2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b5963019x Book Club Kit Books Unknown Viking, 2019. 1 kit containing 12 books and 1 discussion guide.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_steamboatlibrary
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b5963019x .i125689032 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 53
subject_facet Bud Werner Memorial Library - Book club kit
Bud Werner Memorial Library - Carpet bag kits
title_display A woman of no importance
title_full A woman of no importance book club kit Purnell, Sonia.
title_short A woman of no importance