With meticulous research and lively writing, this book explores the extraordinary true stories of women spies—from Lydia Darragh, who courageously warned General George Washington of a surprise British attack, to Betty Pack, who saved the lives of as many as 100,000 Allied soldiers by stealing secret code books from the enemy during World War II. History meets intrigue in fascinating personal portraits as well as behind-the-scenes details of how these important women carried out their schemes.
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