Books on WWII and a Free Book Giveaway
Do you enjoy books on the subject of WWII? Do you like to read about espionage? Better yet, are those sorts of books better when they’re nonfiction?
Well, if you fit this description, here’s a book for you.
Spymistress: the true story of the greatest female secret agent of World War II DB 110760
Stevenson, William. Reading time 16 hours, 30 minutes.
Read by Bill Wallace. A production of National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress.
Subjects: Biography; War and the Military; World History and Affairs
Description: “She was stunning. She was ruthless. She was brilliant and had a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins. William Stephenson, the spymaster who would later be known as “Intrepid,” recruited her when she was twenty-three. Vera spent most of the 1930s running too many dangerous espionage missions to count. When World War II began in 1939, her numerous skills made her one of the leaders of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a covert intelligence agency formed by, and reporting to, Winston Churchill. She trained and recruited hundreds of agents, including dozens of women. Their job was to seamlessly penetrate deep behind the enemy lines. As General Dwight D. Eisenhower said, the fantastic exploits and extraordinary courage of the SOE agents and the French Resistance fighters “shortened the war by many months.” They are celebrated, as they should be. But Vera Atkins’s central role was hidden until after she died; author William Stevenson promised to wait and publish her story posthumously. Now, Vera Atkins can be celebrated and known for the hero she was: the woman whose beauty, intelligence, and unwavering dedication proved key in turning the tide of World War II.” — Provided by publisher.
*** Book Giveaway!
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Lady Laya MoonWalker is a well respected author and magazine owner and a high priestess in the magickal community. After a drawn-out battle with the forces of dark magik, she has come into her own. She lives and works on Planet Korponious, where she is the owner and creator of an Interplanetary Magazine called “Blended Lives Chronicles.” Her mission is to blend the lines of race, creed, and disability that separate so many and to elevate the recognition of the training and ability of Service Animals of all kinds to a new level. She has just been accepted into the Blended Lives Federation and now hopes to continue her work in a way like nothing known to her before.
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