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Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS Paperback – March 1, 2009
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, code-named Cynthia, was one of the first women to work behind German lines during World War II. Her most important job was to steal a communications code book prior to the upcoming invasion of North Africa. McIntosh brilliantly tells the nerve-wracking tale of how Cynthia and her lover infiltrate the embassy to steal the code book.
Not every woman served on the front lines. McIntosh recalls the contributions of women like Mary Painter, who the author states was "an American economist who was an innovator in the use of statistical techniques during the war." McIntosh uses Painter's letters to her sister to retell her contributions during the war. This is just one of the many examples of the primary sources that the author used in writing the book.
Morale Operations, a euphemism for propaganda, was another area in which women made large contributions during the war. McIntosh shares examples of these operations from both the Pacific and European theaters.
Behind every successful organization, there is an efficient bureaucracy to run it. The OSS was no different, even with the added challenge of working with our cousins across the Atlantic.Read more ›
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Outstanding. Great book about women and their role in WW II and heroism. Not oversone...Realistic and thoughtful!Published 14 days ago by RONALD
This is an interesting monograph/memoir that presents some of the outstanding women who served with the OSS during World War II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Betti VanEpps-Taylor
This is an extraordinary book. It makes me proud of all the women who participated in the WW 11 effort to defeat Hitler.Published 5 months ago by Ellen L. Gallagher
Great review of female involvement in the intelligence community in WWIIPublished 9 months ago by Leonard D Jones
I have seen some of the negative reviews. They are entitled to their opinion. I first want to say that the date of writing of this title is 1998. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A_Bookaholic
Interesting history for a part of WW2 that's not well known. If you're looking for thrilling tales of death-defying adventure behind enemy lines, there are a couple of interesting... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Curmudgeon