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Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage

Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage

Hardcover

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Publisher Price: $28.00

ISBN10: 0593328485
ISBN13: 9780593328484
Publisher: G P Putnam Sons
Published: Sep 13 2022
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.15
Height: 1.50 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.10
Language: English
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls comes the never-before-told story of a small cadre of influential female spies in the precarious early days of the CIA--women who helped create the template for cutting-edge espionage (and blazed new paths for equality in the workplace) in the treacherous post-WWII era.

In the wake of World War II, four agents were critical in helping build a new organization that we now know as the CIA. Adelaide Hawkins, Mary Hutchison, Eloise Page, and Elizabeth Sudmeier, called the wise gals by their male colleagues because of their sharp sense of humor and even quicker intelligence, were not the stereotypical femme fatale of spy novels. They were smart, courageous, and groundbreaking agents at the top of their class, instrumental in both developing innovative tools for intelligence gathering--and insisting (in their own unique ways) that they receive the credit and pay their expertise deserved.

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