Agent Most Wanted: The Never-Before-Told Story of the Most Dangerous Spy of World War II

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593350546

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About the Author
Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has worked at The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. Her book Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill (published as First Lady in the UK) was chosen as a book of the year by The Telegraph and The Independent, and was a finalist for the Plutarch Award. Her first book, Just Boris, was longlisted for the Orwell prize.
Reviews
★"[A] gripping nonfiction work that reads like a spy thriller...The account of her many exploits is wonderfully written and made even more phenomenal by her determination. Readers will walk away inspired. A first purchase where WWII history and riveting tales of adventure are popular." - School Library Journal (starred review)

★"This riveting biography provides the framework of Hall's life, concentrating on the war years and her phenomenal ability to fade into the background while gathering intelligence, communicating with the British, and undermining German control within occupied France. Young readers intrigued by espionage during World War II will find this a well-researched, smoothly written, and completely riveting account of Hall's experiences."--Booklist (starred review)

★"Well-chosen, key moments convey Hall's reliance on both luck and her own instincts, her quick thinking, her immense skill at assessing perilous situations, and her frank courage. . . A captivating account of a remarkable woman."--Kirkus (starred review)