The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones

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Chronicles the extraordinary life of OSS spy Aline Griffith, who performed deep-cover intelligence missions during and after World War II throughout the upper echelons of European politics and society.
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. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781982143862
198214386X
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 LOF
Characteristics: xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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I vividly remember reading Aline, Countess of Romanones' memoir The Spy Wore Red when I was a teenager. Now I can read the true story of this glamorous spy.


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