A Woman of No Importance

Download or Read eBook A Woman of No Importance PDF written by Sonia Purnell and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Woman of No Importance

Book Synopsis A Woman of No Importance by : Sonia Purnell

A 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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  • Total Pages – 385
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780735225312
  • ISBN-13 – 0735225311

A Woman of No Importance

Download or Read eBook A Woman of No Importance PDF written by Oscar Wilde and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Woman of No Importance

Book Synopsis A Woman of No Importance by : Oscar Wilde

Staged in 1893, when Wilde had already achieved fame, wealth and notoriety, A Woman of No Importance was another attempt to fuse comedy of manners with high melodrama. Gerald Arbuthnot is a young man on the make, with an American heiress and the post of secretary to the brilliant but dissolute Lord Illingworth within his reach. When he asks his mother to celebrate with them, it turns out that Illingworth is Gerald's father, who seduced and abandoned his mother twenty years earlier. Loyalty weighs heavier than ambition, and Gerald declines the association with Illingworth. This edition, which also analyses Wilde's various drafts and revisions of the play, argues that the playwright here continued to explore the rivalry between an older man and woman for the affection of a beautiful young man.

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  • Total Pages – 175
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781408145197
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A Woman of No Importance

Download or Read eBook A Woman of No Importance PDF written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 1906 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Woman of No Importance

Book Synopsis A Woman of No Importance by : Oscar Wilde

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  • Total Pages – 116
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  • ISBN-10 – HARVARD:HWP8PW
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Recollections and Reflections by a Woman of No Importance

Download or Read eBook Recollections and Reflections by a Woman of No Importance PDF written by Mrs. Stuart Menzies and published by . This book was released on 1922 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Recollections and Reflections by a Woman of No Importance

Book Synopsis Recollections and Reflections by a Woman of No Importance by : Mrs. Stuart Menzies

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A Woman of No Importance

Download or Read eBook A Woman of No Importance PDF written by Oscar O'Flahertie Wills Wilde and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Woman of No Importance

Book Synopsis A Woman of No Importance by : Oscar O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Oscar Wilde's drama centers around the character of Lady Arbuthnot, the woman of no importance. As is the norm with Wilde, he holds up a mirror to the hypocrisy of society and this time, especially to the double standard applied to the morality of men and women.

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  • Total Pages – 90
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  • ISBN-10 – EAN:4064066061906
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