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Spymistress : the life of Vera Atkins, the greatest female secret agent of World War II

Author: William Stevenson
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by the Hachette Book Group USA, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of world War II British spy Vera Atkins describes her recruitment at the age of twenty-five by a legendary spymaster, her work within Winston Churchill's covert intelligence agency, and her pivotal work for Allied forces.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Vera Atkins; Vera Atkins; Vera Atkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Stevenson
ISBN: 1559707631 9781559707633 1559708867 9781559708869
OCLC Number: 56755637
Description: xxiv, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Max's daughter --
Mutual friends vs. guilty men --
Kill Hitler? --
Return to Berlin --
Crown or commoner: where lies the treachery? --
"England cut off" --
Connections --
Spattering brains with a knobkerrie --
Poland breaks the first enigma --
Betrayals all around --
Vera's first mission in an open war --
KBO: keep buggering on --
Your affectionate opposition: the gestapo --
Phony war ends --
"A gigantic guerrilla" --
Lips of a strange woman --
Sabotage etcetera etcetera --
Year alone --
Civil war ends, a nightmare begins --
"Specially employed and not paid from army funds" --
"She could do anything with dynamite except eat it" --
Black chamber --
"She has to believe in what she is doing or go mad" --
Flying visit --
Shattering Laval's "Shield of France" --
"We are in the presence of a crime without a name" --
"Thin red line" --
Fully occupied --
Bluff and counterbluff --
White rabbit hops into the "Governor's" den --
Unplanned and gigantic spyglass --
Rolande --
Tangled webs --
Deadly mind and wireless games --
"The life that I have is yours" --
"My uncle is Lord Vansittart" --
"But if the cause be not good ..." --
"If these do not die well, it will be a black matter" --
Terrible irony --
Unsolved mysteries --
American connection.
Responsibility: William Stevenson.

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A portrait of world War II British spy Vera Atkins describes her recruitment at the age of twenty-five by a legendary spymaster, her work within Winston Churchill's covert intelligence agency, and her pivotal work for Allied forces.

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