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Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS Paperback – March 1, 2009
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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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Interesting! Stories of women of the OSS, and background on them as well, made for some great reads.Published 1 month ago by Cynthia Butler
One of the most interesting books I have read in a long time. It is so typical of the role of women who worked behind the scene and were a very important part of our whole... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joyce Probst
One of the "spies" in the book was my adoptive mother, Joan Bondurant, so I was most interested to read about her work in the OSS and that of her women colleagues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Wright
Outstanding. Great book about women and their role in WW II and heroism. Not oversone...Realistic and thoughtful!Published 7 months 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 11 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 11 months ago by Ellen L. Gallagher
Great review of female involvement in the intelligence community in WWIIPublished 15 months ago by Leonard D Jones