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Nancy Wake Biography Revised Edition : A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine 1912-2011 - Peter Fitzsimons

Nancy Wake Biography Revised Edition

A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine 1912-2011

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In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo’s most wanted person.

As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy’s high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps.

But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis.

Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake’s compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.

About the Author

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is the author of nearly twenty books - including Tobruk and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales.

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Nancy Wake Biography Revised Edition

By Buster

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • This Was An Excellent Boo
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

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    This book was fantastic, I would recommend, that everyone should read it.

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    An amazing woman

    By Jam Creek

    from Perth

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      • Travel Reading

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      Easy and informative

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      ISBN: 9780732295257
      ISBN-10: 0732295254
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 416
      Published: 8th November 2011
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.3