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Author Blum, Howard, author.

Title The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal / Howard Blum.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

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 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    940.5486 BLU    DUE 07-18-22
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 BLU    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-495) and index.
Summary Time magazine called her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota"; OSS Chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." But for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements as an agent during World War II, first for Britain's MI6 and then for America's OSS, remained classified. Now, the truth about this femme fatale--her dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions, the heartaches that haunted her life, her vital contributions to the Allied victory--forms a narrative more thrilling than fiction. Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and extremely intelligent: these qualities would prove crucial to her success as a spy. It was a vocation she fell into almost by accident, but she turned out to be a consummate professional. Using the code name "Cynthia," she seduced diplomats and military attach├ęs across the globe in exchange for crucial secrets, but her missions went far beyond the bedroom. She repeatedly risked her life to secure coveted documents, such as the Polish codebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra.-- Adapted from dust jacket.
Contents Storming the castle -- "A terrible restlessness" -- "Hidden in my yesterdays" -- Enigma -- The long way home -- Washington -- Big Bill and Little Bill.
Subject Brousse, Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, 1910-1963.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
Espionage, American -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Women spies -- United States -- Biography.
Hyde, H. Montgomery (Harford Montgomery), 1907-1989.
ISBN 9780062307675
0062307673

 
    
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