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The princess spy : the true story of World War II spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones / Larry Loftis.

Loftis, Larry, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library LP 940.5486 LOFTIS 2021 39851001618546 New Large Print Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 10/25/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643588988
  • ISBN: 1643588982
  • Physical Description: 423 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-423).
Formatted Contents Note:
Dying to fight -- The farm -- Close encounters -- The clerk -- Man of swords -- Snatch-22 -- Death by murder -- Putting on the Ritz -- Glorious Gloria -- Visitors -- The body -- Resurrection -- The prisoner -- The Bohemian -- The lady vanishes -- The count -- Butch -- Pay dirt -- Intelligence goes to ground -- Paris -- La Tienta -- The bookkeeper -- Cortando la Coleta -- Countess Quintanilla -- Living the dream -- Twin souls -- The rest of the story.
Summary, etc.:
"As the U.S. enters the Second World War, the young college graduate is desperate to aid in the war effort, but no one is interested in a bright-eyed young woman whose only career experience is modeling clothes. Aline's life changes when, at a dinner party, she meets a man named Frank Ryan and reveals how desperately she wants to do her part for her country. Within a few weeks, he helps her join the Office of Strategic Services - forerunner of the CIA. With a code name and expert training under her belt, she is sent to Spain to be a coder, but is soon given the additional assignment of infiltrating the upper echelons of society, mingling with high-ranking officials, diplomats, and titled Europeans, any of whom could be an enemy agent. Against this glamorous backdrop of galas and dinner parties, she recruits sub-agents and engages in deep-cover espionage to counter Nazi tactics in Madrid. Even after marrying the Count of Romanones, one of the wealthiest men in Spain, Aline secretly continues her covert activities, being given special assignments when abroad that would benefit from her impeccable pedigree and social connections." Provided by publisher.
Subject: Aline, Countess of Romanones, 1923-2017.
Spies > United States > Biography.
Spies > Spain > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Secret service > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Secret service > Spain.
Large type books.
Aline, Countess of Romanones, 1923-2017.
Large type books.
Secret service.
Spies.
Spain.
United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Biographies.
Biographies.

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