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Cast No Shadow: The Life of Betty Pack, the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II
     

Cast No Shadow: The Life of Betty Pack, the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II

by Mary S. Lovell
 

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Library Journal
An entertaining biography that reads like a novel, this is the story of a real-life spy heroine, Pack, a diplomat's wife who was one of Britain's most successful spies during World War II. Relying upon her charm, intelligence, and connections in the diplomatic world, she met and became the lover of diplomats and other officials, from whom she obtained vital secrets in a dangerous and exciting game of espionage. The author has thoroughly researched and carefully documented her subject, presenting the story of Pack in all of its dimensions, revealing in the process a woman who led a flawed but fascinating life. This carefully crafted, well-written, and readable book should appeal to a variety of readers, from World War II buffs to intrigue aficionados. Lovell is the author of two other skillful biographies of interesting women, Straight on Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham ( LJ 9/15/87) and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart ( LJ 10/15/89). Libraries that purchasesd these will want this one too.-- Barbara Walden, Univ. of Minnesota Libs., Minneapolis

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ISBN-13:
9780517107942
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1993

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