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


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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 deemed 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 ...

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Elaine K

Aug 30, 2020

American Woman in French Resistance

A fascinating account of a strong woman who worked for the British in supporting the French resistance during WWII despite an injury to one foot.

karen w

Jun 19, 2020

Really gripping book - couldn't put it down

This book lived up to the New York Times review on the cover. It was written so as to read more like a novel and definitely not like a dry history. Even so, it is the true story of a remarkable woman and those around her who worked to free France during World War II.
It also is the story of how she was held back by men who were intimidated by her abilities and couldn't admit a woman could be more capable at a task than a man.
It is definitely a good read and will make you think!

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