Sisterhood of Spies

Sisterhood of Spies

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by Elizabeth P. McIntosh
     
 

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The daring missions of America's World War II intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), are the stuff of legend, yet the contributions made by the 4,000 women—including Julia Child and Marlene Dietrich—who served in the OSS are largely unheralded. To tell their fascinating stories, McIntosh, a veteran of sensitive OSS and CIA

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The daring missions of America's World War II intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), are the stuff of legend, yet the contributions made by the 4,000 women—including Julia Child and Marlene Dietrich—who served in the OSS are largely unheralded. To tell their fascinating stories, McIntosh, a veteran of sensitive OSS and CIA operations, draws on her own experiences and on interviews with more than 100 OSS women who served all over the world. Captured in rich detail are the riveting tales of clandestine spies, saboteurs, cryptographers, cartographers, analysts, and experts in propaganda, recruiting, and communications, along with the less visible but no less important drivers and secretaries. The book was first published in 1998 to great reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591145141
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
480,818
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.90(d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth P. McIntosh was a war correspondent under Adm. Chester Nimitz when she joined the OSS in 1943, conducting morale operations against the Japanese in Burma and China. She worked for the CIA after the war.

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I love reading about the Women's efforts during World War Two and Sisterhood of Spies, lead me into another arena where the Women placed it all on the line for what they believed in and knew was right! I love to learn when I read, and Sisterhood of Spies gave me knowledge in an area that most history textbooks neglect to mention. Also, imagine my suprise when I read that Julia Child, was one of the spies! How exciting. Highly recommend this book. What a great read! Now I cannot get enough about the Women's effort in WWII.