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    A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell (2019) | Book Review

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    A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell Genres: Biography, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 2019 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon American spy: In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.” The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and–despite her prosthetic leg–helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we…

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    World Press Freedom Day 2024

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    World Press Freedom Day 2024 Today is World Press Freedom Day. According to UNESCO: World Press Freedom Day is taking place on a global scale. Local, national and regional celebrations are organized by government and civil society organizations, including media, journalists’ associations, universities, among others. If you are planning to organize an event in your country, please fill out the form below so it can be featured in UNESCO’s list of commemorations around the world. The Current Global Environmental Crisis According to the United Nations: Further Reading Please read my other posts on RESISTANCE and politics: I Stand With Evan Gershkovich State of the Blog Address 2024 A Train in…

  • History,  Politics,  Resistance,  Writing

    State of the Blog Address 2024


    State of the Blog Address I have worked on this blog intermittently since 2010! It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. I am going to try new things in this blog because there are so many issues that are important to me. The most important event happening this year are the 2024 Elections. In the United States, we face the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I am volunteering for many Democratic campaigns. My husband and I plan on participating in phone banking, text banking, sending postcards, and anything else we can do. But it is not enough. Since I have been reading many books about resistance…

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    A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead | Book Review

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    A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead Series: The Resistance Trilogy Book 1 Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 2011 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon A Train in Winter: In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country. This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguished biographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to life an extraordinary…

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    Heronfield by Dorothy Balchin (2012) | Book Review


    Heronfield by Dorinda Balchin Genres: British Literature, Fiction, History Original Publication Date: 2012 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon Heronfield. Amidst the bombs and bullets, the fear and confusion, it is sometimes the battles within our hearts that leave the deepest scars. Experience a sweeping saga set in war-torn Europe during the desperate years of the Second World War. At its heart is a cast of characters who draw us into their lives from the defeat of Dunkirk to the final victory: Tony, a young man barely in his twenties who experiences the horror of Britain’s first defeat and offers his unique…