Women Who Spied

Title:                      Women Who Spied

Author:                 Adolph A. Hoehling

Hoehling, A. A. (1967). Women Who Spied. New York: Dodd, Mead

LCCN:    67017751

UB270 .H6


Date Posted:      September 9, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

True stories of espionage by women from the American Revolution to the 1950s. Includes the story of Lydia Darrach, an agent for the Continental Army; Sarah Thompson of the Civil War; and Louise de Bettignies and Maria de Victorica (the Kaiser’s woman in New York) of World War I. Stories from the World War II period include that of Velvalee Dickinson (who spied For Japan in the United States) and a collection of stories of SOE women agents for England, Also includes on account of photo-interpreter Barbara Slade, who covered German U-1 and U-2 launch sites for Royal Air Force Intelligence, and the post-World War II story of the intelligence and counterintelligence activities of Czechoslovakia’s Milada Horakova. A good bibliography of feminine espionage is included.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 145

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