D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
March 17, 2020
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780451495099

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About the Author

Sarah Rose is the author of For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History. She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Outside, The Saturday Evening Post, and Men's Journal. In 2014, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Prize in Travel Writing.

Reviews

"Inspiring and empowering--there were countless moments that gave me full-body chills. I have never read a book like this. Even if you think you don't like nonfiction, pick up this book."--Sarah J. Maas on NBC's Today

"Comprehensive and compelling . . . Readers get to know these amazing women as individuals as their duties unfold against the backdrop of the war. . . . Rose smoothly integrates developing events with biographical details and glimpses into French wartime society, creating a digestible and easy-to-follow story. This satisfying mix of social history and biography . . . should engage a wide audience."--Booklist (starred review)

"D-Day Girls, written with novelistic detail, weaves together five women's narratives using historical research from contemporary periodicals, archives, and interview records. . . . [D-Day Girls is part of] a new library and a more robust approach to analyzing women's essential role in war."--Foreign Policy

"D-Day Girls brims with detail, akin to the nonfiction narratives of Erik Larson and Laura Hillenbrand."--Women's Wear Daily

"The mission is this: Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair--code names, aliases, and operating covers--but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good."--Lily Koppel, author of The Astronaut Wives Club

"Sarah Rose's D-Day Girls is not only a page-turning spy story that reads like fiction, it's a highly relevant account that will, at long last, inscribe the names of three remarkable female spies--Andrée Borrel, Odette Sansom, Lise de Baissac--into our history books."--Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire

"With skill and heart, Sarah Rose captures the adventures of an extraordinary group of women who kept the resistance alive during the darkest days of World War II, risking everything to liberate their loved ones, their nations, and democracy itself. Spies and saboteurs, high explosives, ingenious deceptions, dirty poems transformed into cryptologic keys--I couldn't stop reading."--Jason Fagone, author of The Woman Who Smashed Codes

"Sarah Rose's edge-of-the-seat spy thriller weaves the incredible stories of World War II's forgotten heroines--daring, modern, and key to defeating the Nazis in France. Brilliantly researched and gorgeously written--with a cameo from Winston Churchill--this is the D-Day book the world has been waiting for."--Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

"Sarah Rose has worked wonders to provide a fresh, thrilling account of the female spies whose courage and audacity helped win the day on June 6, 1944."--Alex Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys and Avenue of Spies

"Rose delivers a swift moving . . . expert blow-by-blow account. . . . A readable spy thriller that fights against the idea of 'the original sin of women at war.'"--Kirkus Reviews