Sisters of Delilah

Title:                      Sisters of Delilah

Author:                 Edward H. Cookridge

Spiro, Edward (Edward H. Cookridge) (1959). Sisters of Delilah: Stories of Famous Women Spies. London: Oldbourne

OCLC:                    5878613

UB270.S67

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Date Posted:      September 14, 2016

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

The author has selected a number of examples of feminine espionage, treating twelve as major incidents. In the main they cover the World War II period, and while some accounts are true, some are not. He accepts, for example, the story of Banda Wilhelmina Van Deeren, allegedly the daughter of Mata Hari, who was supposed to have been shot as a spy in December 1950 by the Chinese Communists in North Korea. The author leans a bit too heavily on the premise that most women agents depend on entrapment of men for their success.

[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. 146

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