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

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

Label
The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal
Title
The last goodnight
Title remainder
a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Howard Blum
Title variation
Last good night
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 attachés 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. Bestselling author Howard Blum masterfully spins Betty's triumphs, the trail of broken hearts she left in her wake, and her brushes with death into a suspenseful saga of wartime espionage.-- Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/8673092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
B729 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal, Howard Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Storming the castle -- "A terrible restlessness" -- "Hidden in my yesterdays" -- Enigma -- The long way home -- Washington -- Big Bill and Little Bill
Control code
ocn928136659
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780062307675
Lccn
2015019329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928136659
  • (OCoLC)928136659
Label
The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal, Howard Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Storming the castle -- "A terrible restlessness" -- "Hidden in my yesterdays" -- Enigma -- The long way home -- Washington -- Big Bill and Little Bill
Control code
ocn928136659
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780062307675
Lccn
2015019329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928136659
  • (OCoLC)928136659

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