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Flirting with danger : the mysterious life of Marguerite Harrison, socialite spy  Cover Image Book Book

Flirting with danger : the mysterious life of Marguerite Harrison, socialite spy / by Janet Wallach.

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  • ISBN: 9780385545082
  • ISBN: 0385545088
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2023]

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"The true story of socialite spy Marguerite Harrison, who slipped behind enemy lines in Russia and Germany in the fraught period between the world wars Foreign correspondent. Author. Filmmaker. Spy. Marguerite Harrison was born into Gilded Age American privilege and launched a successful career as a culture writer for the Baltimore Sun as a young widow. But when America entered World War I, Harrison secretly applied for a position in intelligence. She was sent undercover into Germany after the armistice. With her society connections and gift for languages, Harrison delivered reports of mounting tensions and the growing power of the German right, and returned home an unsung heroine. Harrison next fought for an intelligence posting in the newly formed Soviet Union. Posing as a reporter sympathetic to the Communist cause, she entered the USSR and was soon caught and jailed as a spy. Set the terrifying task of becoming a double agent for the Soviets, she strove to remain loyal to America. In both places, Harrison saw the future --a second war with Germany, a cold war with the Soviets--and was little believed back home. Janet Wallach captures Harrison's daring and glamour in this stranger-than-fiction history of a socialite drawn to the impossible"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Harrison, Marguerite, 1879-1967.
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division > History.
Espionage, American > Germany > History > 20th century.
Espionage, American > Soviet Union > History > 20th century.
Soviet Union > Politics and government > 1917-1936.
Spies > United States > History > 20th century.
Women intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Journalists > Maryland > Baltimore > Biography.
Intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Baltimore (Md.) > Biography.

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Windham Free Library - Windham Center 327.127 WAL (Text) 33760155021090 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington BIO HAR (Text) 34055154609006 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington 327.1273 WALLACH (Text) 34037146804911 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Hotchkiss Library - Sharon 327.127 Wal (Text) 33660155160650 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/26/2023
Kent Library Association - Kent 327.127 WAL (Text) 33410150986729 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/05/2023
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding 327.1273 Wal (Text) 33620153749656 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury BIO HARRISON (Text) 33630147691294 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/29/2023
Morris Public Library 92 HARRISON (Text) 33460150247507 Adult New Biography Available -
New Milford Public Library B HARRISON (Text) 34021155233006 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/17/2023

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