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A woman of no importance: the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II

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display_descriptionA 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
"A meticiulous history that reads like a thriller." - Ben Macintyre

A 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.
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subject_facetBiographies
Goillot, Virginia, -- 1906-1982
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography
Large type books
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Women spies -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France
title_displayA woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
title_fullA Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II / Sonia Purnell
title_shortA woman of no importance
title_subthe untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II
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Goillot, Virginia
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Secret service
Spies
Underground movements
Women spies
Women's Studies
World War, 1939-1945