The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy - The Wolves at the Door

By Judith L. Pearson

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rana mahmoud
Enjoyed the book. The style used by the author is not one I enjoy. It was factual not developed well as a story.
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jorgeizurieta
Very Interesting
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alhel
I'll always opt for fiction over nonfiction, but this book held my interest because of an original perspective , the French. I'd never heard of the Milice before and they were a scary group, maybe worse than the SS because they knew everyone in the smaller villages.
She was an extremely brave, almost ruthless spy, but exceptionally good at her craft. She is sort of the female Lindbergh, modest, fairly unemotional about her accomplishments. She made an e
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christian michaelsen
Good
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celesta carlson
Good book, easy read, and interesting life of an amazing woman doing great things in horrible times. Well worth reading.
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brooke perez
Fascinating though somewhat romanticized telling of war resistance and factual horrors. It is a worthy introduction to America's greatest humble spy WW II
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nated doherty
WHO KNEW??? Who knew we had this going on? Who knew women were involved at this level? Great reading, great information. A Great American in every sense of the title.
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marymary
This is a real-life page turner. How this woman had the guts to do what she did is hard to understand. Her love of country overcomes all fear! No hyperbole here, just the story of an incredible woman.
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bricoleur david soul
I found interesting to read about the women in the underground during WWII. If people stories don't interest you, then you won't like it.
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afua brown
Good story but my 13-year-old granddaughter didn't like it. The print is rather small, and the formatting somewhat intimidating for her.
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teri martin
Fascinating woman. Lots of good detail in the account of her amazing career, but the style of writing was hum-drum, loaded with hackneyed phrases.
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warchild747
VERY INTERESTING SPY NOVEL...IT TOLD ABOUT CAMPS AND PLACES THAT I HAD NEVER HEARD OF. GOOD READ.
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caryn block
It's an interesting story, but not very well written. It would make a great movie.
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johannes ardiant
I loved the story. It was a bit unorganized at times but still an amazing story. The editor is horrible though. There were so many errors it was driving me crazy!!!!!
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elena petrova
There is nothing worse than a wolf at the door. Great read. Recommend.
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peter carlisle
Very interesting. A good read if one is interested in WW II history.
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dhruv
well written.flows smoothly.held my attention.interesting, true story about an extremely brave American women ,I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in WW 2
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riann
I purchased this book for my wife who is an avid reader. She thoroughly enjoyed the book -- especially since it was true history and the twist of the FBI and CIA not accepting her due to her leg problems.
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soyoung park
This book is an eye opener and makes us aware of all the brave selfless dedication of all spy's working for their country.
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ranganath pai
Very good story.
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cat miller
Courage included at no extra charge
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trent
Great read and what an incredible, courage women.
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lacey najacht
I loved this book.
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wendy
good read
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magnus s h
interesting read
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denae
terrific book
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matthew weinberg
Excellent.
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russellino
great story about a real hero
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roger angle
yuck
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krisdee
A very important women to know. Why haven't we before?

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akshay
EXCELLENT WRITING AND READING. KEEPS YOUR ATTENTION. RECOMMENDED READING FOR A LITTLE KNOWN HISTORICAL ASPECT.
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pik tompkins
Why have we not heard of this courageous woman in our history books. She truly deserved accolades and medals. Wonderful story telling.
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ceren ergenc
Excellent read, and what an amazing person.
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chad helder
This is a great read. What an incredibly brave woman Virginia was and an incredible leader. A good insight into the Second World War from inside France.
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jon earls
You go girl.
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vivianne welford
One can learn a lot about WWII from this book!
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janon
Excellent book on one of the great spies of World War II.
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kellygirl
Well written, more war hero stories need to be written for all the warriors who fought behind the scenes, but are 'forgotten'.
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gary mesick
Great book arrived in great shape
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rosalind jaffe
Great read if you are in to WW2
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partha barua
Fascinating person described in a well-written book.
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leah christine
The book was delivered as promised. I chose this book after attending a lecture on the women spies of WWII. The book was a very interesting read.
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tikva
The most compelling spy story I have ever read, fact or fiction.
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john stinson
Great story. very interesting with a clear story line.
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yashar
Great read about the early years of the OSS and The French Resistance. Would recommend for anyone interested in this part of WW2
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maya woodall
A courageous women and a well written gripping true story. Have recommended this book to others.
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anouska
Wow! So much better than fiction! Real page turner.
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aafaq ahmed
Great read. The Kindle edition had many spelling/typo/grammatical errors.
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chris lange
very intereting
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nashima
Another great example of strong women in wartime. Excellent
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narelle
Excellent book
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alina neganova
The book is actually quite good and warrants between 3 and 4 stars. My one star rating is based on the audio book. I have been a customer at Audible since 2001 and this is the first audio book that I have ever returned. I then bought the Kindle edition.This decision was based solely on the narration which is the worst I have ever heard. It might be appropriate for a 3rd grade Dick and Jane reader (although I doubt if they still use those).
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destiny dawn long
Great read. a true heroine!!
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debra sneed
This is a very slow read. It did not keep my interest at all.
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lynn beyrouthy
This book, with all its good intentions, is dry. Unless you want a another history lesson, I'd pass. It's more detailed French history of the war than I expected.
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anindita majumdar
I rarely read anything having to do with war and refuse to watch movies or TV shows based on war. However, because this book was about a strong woman, I capitulated and promised myself I wouldn’t finish it if it was distasteful ( in my option). To my delightful surprise I stole moments to read this on various devices and never grew bored of it. Virginia was a heroine of gigantic proportions; humble, courageous, loyal, compassionate and hard working...a REAL super hero for the ages.

The author obviously did meticulous research to unveil the humanity that was Virginia Hall. Wonderful read, and proves that a woman, even with a disability, and stalwart determination cannot be held down.
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john kupper
Virginia’s biographical story is inspiring from so many angles. Her defiance of socially accept standards, her positive attitude, her indomitable will and determination are relevant even today. She was determined to reach her dreams, despite being a woman and having a physical disability in the mid 1900’s is truly inspiring. She very well may have been the front runner and pioneer for female government and intelligence employees. Her bravery in the face of so much danger from the Nazi regime is so amazing that it could easily fit the plot of an action movie.
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sarah wilfong
Interesting story about an incredible American woman! But, I will never understand why the author must quote so much French and half the time not translate it for the reader. It's very frustrating. I suspect they want to sound intellectual themselves but it's a book in ENGLISH. Sorry but most people don't speak french. Even using french words like 'R'eseau' which I finally figured out meant 'NETWORK', and abbe' which I never could find in a dictionary but must have been some religious title. But it slows down the reading to try to figure out what some of the French stuff meant.
As for Virginia Hall, what a beautiful soul. She will stick in my mind and that makes it worth the read! Interesting too that many in Europe apparently understood clearly that the threat would be Communism after the Nazis were beaten.
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meeta anand
A very interesting story about the most decorated American lady during WW11.
Though I did expect a lot more detail.
She came through a lot of adversity ( the loss of her leg ) but never gave up.
Virginia wanted to work for the American Foreign Service but after rejections she joined the British SOE.
She went to France and worked in the field where she had a bounty put on her head .
But this did not stop her returning in disguise and became the leader of her own cell.
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brendan baker
Virginia Hall was a friend and colleague of mine in 1950-51, when we both worked for the National Committee for a Free Europe (NCFE), the parent organnization of Radio Free Europe, on the third floor of the Empire State Building in NYC. While we knew that she had worked with the O.S.S. duing World War II, we never knew the nature of her work in sabotaging the Nazi war effort, nor the extraordinarily dangerous nature of this work. Virginia, although perfectly sociable, was secretive about her private life. During the time she was working for NCFE, she married Paul Golliot, her Frcnch war time colleague, and never even told us anything about it. The extraordinary thing about Ms. Judith Pearson's book is that, without ever having met her or her husband, she is able to bring Virginia so completely back to life for those of us who knew her 55+ years ago! You can hear Virginia talking and even thinking in Pearson's pages. I have given this remarkable work a rating of "4", because of some sloppy editing which could easily have been avoided. There are allusions in what is supposed to be French or Spanish which in fact are neither in French nor Spanish!--and there are also some inaccuracies in the recounting of the military operations on the Western front abetween D- and VE-Days. It is high time our children's and grandchildren's generations knew something about what these heroic fighters like Virginia Hall did for all of us during that long struggle. John Foster Leich
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john p
This is a terrific account of an extraordinary life. The bravery of Ms. Hall, and her French compatriots, in the face of Nazi atrocities, is inspirational. Adding in her disability, makes it even more incredible. The writing is reader friendly, not a dry rehashing of every little detail like some historical biographies. This really needs to be made into a movie.
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sherry zain
I gave this book 3 stars out of respect for those who risked their lives for our freedom.

I chose this book because I thought it would be a page-turner. It was not.
With no disrespect to the real-life heroes the book is about, reading it basically just dragged on. I don't know how the author was able to turn such intriguing history into a boring read, but thats exactly what's happened.
VIrginia Hall was an amazing woman who's contributions to the war effort was clearly invaluable.
I am in awe of the risks she and others took to help conquer the Nazi Regime.
However, I feel this story could have been better written.
I was disappointed.
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sotya
Virginia Hall was the daughter of a well-to-do Marylander with no need to get directly involved in WWII. Instead, she played a major role in the French Resistance, leading up to 1,500 men in attacks on isolated German troops, locate and assist in parachute drops, send wireless messages (particularly dangerous, given the Germans' emphasis on quickly locating the source of any signals), helping downed Allied fliers escape to Spain, sabotaging rail lines. Prior to D-Day the Germans put out a "Wanted" poster on Virginia, along with a description. This forced her temporarily out of France, via climbing the Pyrennees with a guide and two Allied fliers, only to be imprisoned for 20 days until the American Consulate got word and was able to help. All this with a wooden lower leg - cut off as a result of a hunting accident.

Virginia's original goal was to be an American Foreign Service Officer - however, this was precluded by her hunting accident, leading her to resign her clerical position to help the French through driving an ambulance during WWII's early days. She then was recruited as a British agent (spoke French fluently), trained (only two of the twelve women passed) and returned to France. Collaborators on both sides were typically motivated by money (France was in a depression also); even a Jesuit priest became involved as a double agent - for the Germans.

After WWII, Virginia was awarded the DSC (turned down presentation by President Truman to remain anonymous), married one of her French fellow agents, and "settled down" in the CIA until retirement.

A very heroic and impressive woman whom I never would have known about without "The Wolves at the Door."
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joshua gnizak
Enjoyed the history of this woman spy. Her goal was to be a foreign service worker but she could not become more than a clerical worker because she was a woman. Because of her European trips, knowledge and language skills, she actually became a spy in Germany and France from the beginning of WWII till the end of the war.
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ferhat
Everyone should read this incredible true story of an American heroine who fought for freedom in WWII with Churchill's intelligence agency, and William Donovan's OSS in France against the Nazi occupation. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the British MBE, and the Croix Dr Guerre avec Palme. Her service cannot be overrated. This is a page Turner.
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nora luca
Virginia Hall was a Baltimore-born American Foreign Service officer in Lyon, France, when Hitler invaded in 1940. She quickly made the decision to use her familiarity with the region and contacts she had made as an espionage agent for the Allied forces. She worked effectively in coordinating and directing sabotage, assassinations, and other activities until the Nazis took over the southern part of France which they had allowed to remain nominally indepedent under Petain. After fleeing Lyon to Spain, Hall was brought to London by the British and American intelligence services she had been working with. They had come to prize her abilities in operating undetected, working with the French Resistanance, and causing damage to the German war machine in France. Recognizing that she would be a valuable agent working in France in the time leading up to D-Day, she was sent back into France. After the War, Hall received high awards for her incomparable espionage work from the British and American governments. Pearson--author of other works on personal stories from World War II--tells Hall's daring story in a quick-paced style occasionally going into historical background. An engaging commemoration for this little-known, but major World War II Allied spy.
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diksha
I can see Jessica Chastain staring in this role. Again this shows how women need to be stronger and more assertive than their male counterparts in order to succeed. WWII was won by everyone involved with the Allies. Not just the soldiers but the farmers and their families, the resistance and the common man (woman)!
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irina dumitrescu
A must read page turner for fans of history as much as for fans of fiction and those who diligently remember WWII. This book reads as well as stories of Captain Biggles or any Ludlum novel - but it’s all true and serves as a reminder of the past we should never ever have to live through again. It also tacitly points out that the war was not won by the bomb or by D Day in isolation but by the soul searing And patient work of so many in enemy territory. As my first Kindle book - I loved it.
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alana garrigues
In Leo Marks excellent book 'Between Silk and Cyanide' he says that the average life of a radio operator in the resistance in France was six weeks. Virginia Hall was in France on two tours for a lot more than six weeks. She was the only female in the war to receive the Distinguished Service Cross. Born in 1906, she was not the beautiful young thing that gets featured so often in movies. In fact she even had a wooden leg and became known to the Germans as the 'Lady with the Limp.' She survived the war and worked for the CIA until the mandatory retirement age of sixty.

This book is her story, well told by Ms. Pearson who has written a number of other books, mostly on POWs. She has done a supurb job, able to capture the tone of the times while making Miss Hall's story stand out as one of great courage and accomplishment.
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dilhum
This is a real story that is hard to believe, but it's true! You can hardly stop reading about her exploits and the courage it must have taken to deliver the results she was able to achieve. Hopefully, we are never faced with this challenge again.
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maggie loftis
I have a new genre to add to my list of favorites. I call it biographies of very brave women. I have a lot of catching up to do, so I had best get busy! This is gonna be fun. Thanks, Ms. Pearson, for such a well written and informative book
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nima parsi
I learned so much history about Hitlers attempt to take over the world. Amazing how one man can destroy the lives of so many. He and his associates had to be the most evil of all mankind.
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carrie hinterthuer
Amazing story of a woman who played a role in the French Resistance in spite of a missing leg. The plot reads like fiction, but is a testament to the courage of real people who will not let evil triumph and democracy die in darkness.
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krista holtz
Just a great inspirational read about how the underground efforts were so instrumental in thwarting much of the Nazi domination of the French population in WW II.
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ed dodson
An amazing story of courage and overcoming handicap to help win the war against the Nazis. Her tenacity, fearlessness and willingness to take on any role to help win the war against the Nazis is amazing. A true Heroine.
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bookschatter
The narrative is engaging, but more than this, it is a story that must be told. If we forget the horrors, we leave ourselves doomed to repeat them.
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shay
Riveting. Could not put it down. I could never have been as brave as all those people were.
I have already recommended it to several readers.
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genevieve m
An incredible true story of a fearless woman! Thank you Ms. Pearson for writing this book and telling the world Virginia Hall's amazing story of determination and courage! I had never heard of Virginia Hall until I read this book. Thank goodness my daughter will hear of courageous women like her.
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eam26
Very interesting bio of Virginia Hall’s life as a spy and leader in the resistance. Great historical account and storyline. Enjoyed reading this, quite a page turner to see what would be happening next. I would read other books by this author.
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eduardo rodr guez
I've read the book about Vera Atkins, "Spymistress" & this makes a good addendum to it, as they were all involved in the same project-namely to disable the Nazi military machine as much as possible during WW II.
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kristin donegan
Slow to develop however the true story overshadows the beginning chapter. Truly an amazing woman. This should definitely become a movie.
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diane crites
It was a good book. The first of the book is a lot of information about world war 1. I was about to get disappointed because I wanted to read about her, but as I kept reading I was not disappointed. It became more about her and the things she did as a spy. I don't think we truly understand what sacrifices were made by wonderful and brave people. It is definitely a good book. Her bravery is to be applauded.
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hartati
This is an amazing story of how one woman pursued opportunities to thwart Nazism and did not allow a disability to define or stop her efforts. Amazing courage and determination were the catalyst for her heroic efforts. What a woman! And a good book to read
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tracy hacker
An excellent read. This book show cases the bravery and selflessness of not only Virginia, but her many affiliates. Well written and historically accurate, this piece is sure to intrigue.
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tom ross
This is a well written book on a little known American Hero of WWII, Virginia Hall. The author tells Ms. Hall’s story, and the story of WWII, in a way that resonates, unfortunately, today!
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leah sonnenberg
This was one of the most well written books I’ve read in awhile. It felt I like you were right there with Virginia and the depiction of the characters and the geography was excellent. I’ve read many WW 2 espionage accounts and this was one of the best if not the best I’ve read. Great read.
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jean macpherson
What an accomplished woman. Despite her handicap, her only interest was in getting the job done. Reading this was time well spent.
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amanda clapp
The book gives a great deal of details on the secret activities of World War II. I had trouble putting it down. It's a shame that the book was not written earlier so older generations could have known the story. I'm looking forward to the movie.
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diana
This is a real page turner about a great story. It brings the characters and the times to life.

Virginia Hall had amazing strength and skill.
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ben tyner
What bravery it had to take, to repeatedly go into into harms way, a really good read I enjoyed all the way
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neona
Reads like fiction! Twelve hour read none stop! True hero! You don't find women like her today. Her perseverance lead to the swift yet brutal overthrow of the Reich!
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thamy ventura
interesting read. What she did was nothing short of heroic. The details of what happened during WWII should be remembered.
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alison howard
The book was informative and one of the better books about the french resistance I have read. It would benefit from some editing and footnotes with source.
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bellish
it was so good to learn about the heros who worked in secret to help free Europe from the Nazis.
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pat bean
Highly recommend this book. She epitomizes strength,spirit,determination and conviction . A unsung hero. Virginia overcame physical limitations and worked through gender bias which was prevalent during that time.
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emily kymes
Full of facts and intrigue, a great read shedding light on a critical faction of the war effort not readily acclaimed.
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collin
Virginia had the guts required to do the job. I doubt I could have been so cool and brave. A tough lady.
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katy chole
Incredible story of commitment to do something, even when it isn't required. Strong character and love of life sacrificing self for others!
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sarah jenkins
Spellbinding account of an American Virginia Hall who volunteered her service and became an elite co-coordinator for the French underground movement work during World War II.
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mary stephanos
Virginia Hall volunteered for more than 18 months in occupied France in WW II but Donald Trump took 5 deferments during Vietnam
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steve young
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I was intrigued by the subject of an American female working with the French Resistance during WWII. I learned much about the time, conditions, and a woman who beat the odds multiple times. The book included much background information that was presented in a way that drew the reader into the story rather than causing one's brain to scramble to keep up with the facts. The epilogue was a nice way to tie up the many loose ends that were not only a part of the story but of Virginia Hall's life. Thank you so much, Judith Pearson, for bringing this woman's story to life!
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graeme
This was a fascinating read about a woman who did what she could to help fight for what she believed in.
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mike lemire
Enjoyed the book immensely. Well written story and enlightening history lesson. Virginia is truly a person who should have her ideals celebrated.
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yugandhara
She was so brave...deserved a medal.
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marcos browne
Great Gal...To bad they let politics get in the way of her career.
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hooman
Very well written and informative. A real unsung hero. A+
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lynnae
A wonderful biography of Virginia Hall. Should be required reading in high school to open minds to those who have achieved freedoms for people the world over. Also, to recognize the brave women who made these achievements possible! Women who changed the world!
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maureen family
This woman didn't let her lower leg amputation keep her from doing anything .
During World War II she was an undercover agent in France staying one step ahead of the Nazis.
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diane duane
Should be read by anyone searching for a truly meaningful biography on women in service to our world. This book personally have me context for what was happening around my father during his time of service in northern Africa.
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rebecca olson
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fascinating to see what ordinary people can do to help a cause and how with a leader how it can all work out.
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joachim
The book was fantastic, however, the narrator was very hard to listen too. Her voice was somewhat annoying . Loved the story though.
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aaron gregg
This is a wonderful and thrilling story of one woman's role in helping to bring down Germany during World War II.
If you like true wartime accounts about unsung heroes and heroines, this is the book for you.
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james cormier
This was an absolutely fascinating account of a true American and international heroine who played a critical role in aiding the French Resistance during World War II. I was in awe of Virginia Hall’s courage and quite surprised that her story had not come to light decades ago!
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v ctor
Absolutely a great tale in good detail.
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gabriela
Belly is a good fast read for all who like adventure worth the time and you will enjoy . Thanks
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chachi
Kudos to the author, Judith Pearson. I almost always prefer first person accounts of those who lived through WWII. However, this book gripped me throughout the narrative. This would make a wonderful movie with Virginia Hall played by an actress of Cate Blanchett's caliber. Exhaustively researched and well written. Thank you Ms. Pearson, I'll be looking for your next book!
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nicholas willig
I read this entire book in two days, it is one you can't put down. I am a WW2 history buff, but I learned so many things that I never knew, great reading.
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rhys clarke
Well researched and interesting story! I'm not a history buff, but it held my interest throughout. I really hope they make a movie about Virginia's life! She was an amazing woman!!
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jesse w u
Excellent read. Fast paced, historical in content. Worth the read. Would recommend as reading material for middle school students. Great.
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megan grey
Lots of intrigue and history make this a very quick read. Victoria Hall's life is an Amazing story. Very inspiring..
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mr kitty
What a remarkable woman! Virginia Hall's extraordinary courage and accomplishments make for compelling reading. She is an American hero and her story should be more widely known.
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erin kelly
A truly great American! She fought for human rights and dignity that every person deserves. She was a courageous woman in a very fearsome time.
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meta vashti
Anyone interested in WW2 history would be fascinated by this amazing true story. A very inspirational tale of what can be accomplished regardless of sex or physical handicap.
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fatemeh zj
Fast paced page turner about a courageous American woman who despite having lost part of her limb was determined to help free France from the death grip of Hitler.
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mary jane
Great story about a very brave woman. Long overdue that we are finding out about the unsung heros of WWII.
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mackenzie gentry
A great untold story. So glad I read it. Well written and well documented. A great read and perspective on the war.
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harikrishnan
I am a retired Green Beret. This is truly an inspiring story of Virginia’s amazing perseverance, tenacity and daring. She is a great role model for my three teenage daughters.
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tony vander
It was great reading about this amazing woman and her accomplishments. An outstanding part of our country’s intelligence history.
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elizabeth mogg
Fast and interesting read. Will keep your interest till the end.
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kameron
This is an interesting historical read. this certainly was one of the greatest female spies. She sure had guts to do what she did. Pretty well written.
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nicole gin dozier
Incredible courage displayed. The younger generation should read it to better understand the war.
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evert hilhorst
Wonderful!l book, enjoyed reading it. Will read more from this author. I enjoy history. And being able to also enjoy the author is a plus
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luiza
Wonderfully researched and written story of Virginia Hall. She is one of the many unsung heroes of the clandestine service during WWII.
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bob russell
Very easy and absorbing reading. I highly recommend this book for WWII buffs. Complete wth multiple photographs in an appendix.
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may chan
Just incredible!
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kirsten
interesting little known history. A remarkable woman.
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nicci
Impossible to put down. Suggest times a million! This brings you through a side of the war you usually don’t see
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shirlene
A very interesting part of the WWII war that will only be found in books or from a first hand experience.
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ralph kabakoff
Very interesting read, it was hard to put down.
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berke
Nicely written story of an American hero. Should be required reading in high school. Another standout from Americas greatest generation.
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lori cline
Anyone who has an interest in world war 2 or the triumph of the human spirit will enjoy and be inspired by this book.
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rene kruger
I learned so much from this book that I wasn't aware of. Books such as The Wolves at the Door tells the story of so many brave and fearless people during World War II and before.
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