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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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  • 9 of 25 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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7 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marianna Black Library B GRIFFITH (Text) 39493109003220 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982143862
  • ISBN: 198214386X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-347) and index.
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 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.
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.
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.

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