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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.

Posted by friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary on 19 September, 2019 at 14:00 Comments comments (0)

By: Sonia Purnell

Reviewed by Bob Taggart


Virginia Hall (1906-1982) is a name few Americans know, which is partly rectified by this account of a terrifically effective American woman spy in Vichy France during World War II. Virginia came from a wealthy Baltimore family and attended Radcliffe and Barnard, where she studied French, Italian and German. After refusing several marriage proposals, the adventurous ...

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