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The liberation of Marguerite Harrison : America's first female foreign intelligence agent / Elizabeth Atwood.

Author/creator Atwood, Elizabeth Ann author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020]
Descriptionpages cm
Subject(s)
Portion of title America's first female foreign intelligence agent
Contents Fond of Adventure -- Fit for a King -- Bonds of Matrimony -- Out on a Limb -- In the Web -- Agent B -- Into Russia -- Double Trouble -- Through Difficulties to the Stars -- "A Lady with a Mysterious Past" -- "A Very Clever Womaan" -- Return to Russia -- Desert Drama -- Ebb Tide.
Abstract "In September 1918, World War I was nearing its end when Marguerite E. Harrison, a thirty-nine-year-old Baltimore socialite, wrote to the head of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Division asking for a job. The director asked for clarification. Did she mean a clerical position? No, she told him. She wanted to be a spy. Harrison, a member of a prominent Baltimore family, usually got her way. She had founded a school for sick children and wangled her way onto the staff of the Baltimore Sun. Fluent in four languages and knowledgeable of Europe, she was confident she could gather information for the U.S. government. The MID director agreed to hire her, and Marguerite Harrison became America's first female foreign intelligence officer."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Atwood, Elizabeth, 1960- The liberation of Marguerite Harrison Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020] 9781682475300
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LCCN 2020009877
ISBN9781682475270 (hardcover)
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