"A Woman Of No Importance"

Apr 15, 2019

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In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

Virginia Hall was repeatedly rejected from the Foreign Service because of her gender and prosthetic leg. But by the height of World War II, the Gestapo called her the "most dangerous of all Allied spies."

Her story, until now, has not been told.

Biographer and journalist Sonia Purnell is the author of A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.