The princess spy : the true story of World War II spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones / Larry Loftis
Book | Atria Books | 2021 | First Atria books hardcover edition.
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First Atria books hardcover edition.
xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Chronicles the extraordinary life of OSS spy Aline Griffith, who performed deep-cover intelligence missions during and after World War II throughout the upper echelons of European politics and society.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-347) and index.
As the US entered the Second World War, Aline Griffith was a college graduate desperate to aid in the war effort, but her only career experience was modeling clothes. A chance meeting led her to join the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA. She was sent to Spain to be a coder, but 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. Griffin recruited sub-agents to counter Nazi tactics in Madrid. Even after marrying the Count of Romanones, one of the wealthiest men in Spain, she was given special assignments when abroad that would benefit from her impeccable pedigree and social connections. -- adapted from jacket
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