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The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of…

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy (2005)

by Judith L. Pearson

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If you can get through the slow start, you'll find this books puts a very human face to the French occupation and resistance movement WWII.

While I would have preferred a first-person account of Virginia Hall's life, this work seems very well researched and she would have been too modest and security-conscious to have written one herself. ( )
  seasidereader | Jun 17, 2008 |
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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. - Winston Churchill
This book is dedicated to the men and women whose bravery, sacrifices, and vision in the little-known world of espionage turned the cours of a world war.
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From the Prologue: The old woman bent her gray head against the frigid wind blowing in from the English Channel as she struggled along the rocky Brittany seaboard.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159228762X, Hardcover)

The secret story of Virginia Hall, America's greatest World War II spy heroine.

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Virginia Hall sought a career in Foreign Service in 1930s Europe, but a physical handicap, her gender, and her outspoken political views stymied her diplomatic ambitions. A secret British intelligence group trained her in non-traditional sabotage techniques, and she became the greatest World War II spy heroine.… (more)

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