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Divine Lola - A True Story of Scandal and Celebrity (Hardcover): Cristina Morato Divine Lola - A True Story of Scandal and Celebrity (Hardcover)
Cristina Morato; Translated by Andrea Rosenberg
R533 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R124 (23%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Finding Dorothy Scott - Letters of a WASP Pilot (Hardcover): Sarah Byrn Rickman Finding Dorothy Scott - Letters of a WASP Pilot (Hardcover)
Sarah Byrn Rickman
R561 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More than eleven hundred women pilots flew military aircraft for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. These pioneering female aviators were known first as WAFS (Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron) and eventually as WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Thirty-eight of them died while serving their country. Dorothy Scott was one of the thirty-eight. She died in a mid-air crash at the age of twenty-three. Born in 1920, Scott was a member of the first group of women selected to fly as ferry pilots for the Army Air Forces. Her story would have been lost had her twin brother not donated her wartime letters home to the WASP Archives. Dorothy's extraordinary voice, as heard through her lively letters, tells of her initial decision to serve, and then of her training and service, first as a part of the WAFS and then the WASP. The letters offer a window into the mind of a young, patriotic, funny, and ambitious young woman who was determined to use her piloting skills to help the US war effort. The letters also offer archival records of the day-to-day barracks life for the first women to fly military aircraft. The WASP received some long overdue recognition in 2010 when they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal-the highest honor that Congress can bestow on civilians.

Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Hardcover): Alison Weir Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Hardcover)
Alison Weir
R668 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R123 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Read the next volume in Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle, queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of southern Europe - these determined women often broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Alison Weir's ground-breaking history of the queens of medieval England now moves into a period of even higher drama, from 1154 to 1291: years of chivalry, dynastic ambition, conflict with the church, baronial wars, and the all-pervading bonds of feudalism. We see events such as the murder of Becket, Magna Carta and the birth of parliaments from a new perspective. Her narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II establishes a dynasty which rules for over three hundred years and creates the most powerful empire in western Christendom - but also sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King John, of England's power in Europe. The lives of Eleanor's successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angouleme, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I. Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens, Alison Weir provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart. 'Fascinating.' Tracy Borman, Daily Express

Ida Tarbell - Portrait of a Muckraker (Paperback): Kathleen Brady Ida Tarbell - Portrait of a Muckraker (Paperback)
Kathleen Brady
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this first definitive biography of Ida Tarbell, Kathleen Brady has written a readable and widely acclaimed book about one of America's great journalists.
Ida Tarbell's generation called her "a muckraker" (the term was Theodore Roosevelt's, and he didn't intend it as a compliment), but in our time she would have been known as "an investigative reporter," with the celebrity of Woodward and Bernstein. By any description, Ida Tarbell was one of the most powerful women of her time in the United States: admired, feared, hated. When her "History of the Standard Oil Company" was published, first in "McClure's Magazine" and then as a book (1904), it shook the Rockefeller interests, caused national outrage, and led the Supreme Court to fragment the giant monopoly.
A journalist of extraordinary intelligence, accuracy, and courage, she was also the author of the influential and popular books on Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln, and her hundreds of articles dealt with public figures such as Louis Pateur and Emile Zola, and contemporary issues such as tariff policy and labor. During her long life, she knew Teddy Roosevelt, Jane Addams, Henry James, Samuel McClure, Lincoln Stephens, Herbert Hoover, and many other prominent Americans. She achieved more than almost any woman of her generation, but she was an antisuffragist, believing that the traditional roles of wife and mother were more important than public life. She ultimately defended the business interests she had once attacked.
To this day, her opposition to women's rights disturbs some feminists. Kathleen Brady writes of her: " She did not have] the flinty stuff of which the cutting edge of any revolution is made. . . . Yet she was called to achievement in a day when women were called only to exist. Her triumph was that she succeeded. Her tragedy ws that she was never to know it."

Whiskey Women - The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey (Paperback): Fred Minnick Whiskey Women - The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey (Paperback)
Fred Minnick
R408 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shortly after graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth "Bessie" Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company and became the spokesperson in America for the entire Scotch whisky industry. Impressing clients and showing her passion as the Scotch Whisky Association's trade ambassador, she soon gained fame within the industry. Whiskey Women tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia's first beer brewers and distillers to America's rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned significant shares in spirits companies, including Bushmills, Johnnie Walker, and Maker's Mark. Williamson's story is one of many among the influential women who greatly influenced Scotch, bourbon, and Irish whiskey. Until now their stories have remained untold.

Laura Cornelius Kellogg - Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Works (Paperback): Kristina Ackley, Cristina Stanciu Laura Cornelius Kellogg - Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Works (Paperback)
Kristina Ackley, Cristina Stanciu
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Laura Cornelius Kellogg was an eloquent and fierce voice in early twentieth century Native American affairs. An organizer, author, playwright, performer, and linguist, Kellogg worked tirelessly for Wisconsin Oneida cultural self-determination when efforts to Americanize Native people reached their peak. She is best known for her extraordinary book Our Democracy and the American Indian (1920) and as a founding member of the Society of American Indians. In an era of government policies aimed at assimilating Indian peoples and erasing tribal identities, Kellogg supported a transition from federal paternalism to self-government. She strongly advocated for the restoration of tribal lands, which she considered vital for keeping Native nations together and for obtaining economic security and political autonomy. Although Kellogg was a controversial figure, alternately criticized and championed by her contemporaries, her work has endured in Oneida community memory and among scholars in Native American studies, though it has not been available to a broader audience. Ackley and Stanciu resurrect her legacy in this comprehensive volume, which includes Kellogg's writings, speeches, photographs, congressional testimonies, and coverage in national and international newspapers of the time. In an illuminating and richly detailed introduction, the editors show how Kellogg's prescient thinking makes her one of the most compelling Native intellectuals of her time.

Something Out of Place - Women & Disgust (Hardcover, Main): Eimear McBride Something Out of Place - Women & Disgust (Hardcover, Main)
Eimear McBride
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing *As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour* 'A fearless, interrogative work ... A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose' Sinead Gleeson Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of 'only sluts do it' but 'virgins are frigid', to ladette culture, and the arrival of 'ironic' porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church - she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today. In this subversive essay, McBride asks - are women still damned if we do, damned if we don't? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward? 'A satisfying feminist polemic' Susie Orbach 'Remarkable' Scotsman 'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius' Guardian

Down Girl - The Logic of Misogyny (Paperback): Kate Manne Down Girl - The Logic of Misogyny (Paperback)
Kate Manne
R348 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R43 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics, by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones," and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. It's also common for women to serve as scapegoats, be burned as witches, and treated as pariahs. Manne examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger, the case of the convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African-American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke, and the "misogyny speech" of Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, which went viral on YouTube. The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 US presidential election. Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues it was predictable that many people would be prepared to forgive and forget regarding Donald Trump's history of sexual assault and harassment. For this, Manne argues, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating or showing "himpathy" for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, threaten, and silence women.

Sexuality and Citizenship (Paperback): Diane Richardson Sexuality and Citizenship (Paperback)
Diane Richardson
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sexual citizenship has become a key concept in the social sciences. It describes the rights and responsibilities of citizens in sexual and intimate life, including debates over equal marriage and women's human rights, as well as shaping thinking about citizenship more generally. But what does it mean in a continually changing political landscape of gender and sexuality? In this timely intervention, Diane Richardson examines the normative underpinnings and varied critiques of sexual citizenship, asking what they mean for its future conceptual and empirical development, as well as for political activism. Clearly written, the book shows how the field of sexuality and citizenship connects to a range of important areas of debate including understandings of nationalism, identity, neoliberalism, equality, governmentality, individualization, colonialism, human rights, globalization and economic justice. Ultimately this book calls for a critical rethink of sexual citizenship. Illustrating her argument with examples drawn from across the globe, Richardson contends that this is essential if scholars want to understand the sexual politics that made the field of sexuality and citizenship studies what it is today, and to enable future analyses of the sexual inequalities that continue to mark the global order.

Three Women (Paperback): Lisa Taddeo Three Women (Paperback)
Lisa Taddeo
R361 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mind.Body.Soul. (Paperback): Kendra Leonard Mind.Body.Soul. (Paperback)
Kendra Leonard
R205 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R32 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century (Paperback): Catherine Coles, Beverly Mack Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
Catherine Coles, Beverly Mack
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Hausa are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, with populations in Nigeria, Niger, and Ghana. Their long history of city-states and Islamic caliphates, their complex trading economies, and their cultural traditions have attracted the attention of historians, political economists, linguists, and anthropologists. The large body of scholarship on Hausa society, however, has assumed the subordination of women to men.
"Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century" refutes the notion that Hausa women are pawns in a patriarchal Muslim society. The contributors, all of whom have done field research in Hausaland, explore the ways Hausa women have balanced the demands of Islamic expectations and Western choices as their society moved from a precolonial system through British colonial administration to inclusion in the modern Nigerian nation. This volume examines the roles of a wide variety of women, from wives and workers to political activists and mythical figures, and it emphasizes that women have been educators and spiritual leaders in Hausa society since precolonial times. From royalty to slaves and concubines, in traditional Hausa cities and in newer towns, from the urban poor to the newly educated elite, the "invisible women" whose lives are documented here demonstrate that standard accounts of Hausa society must be revised.
Scholars of Hausa and neighboring West African societies will find in this collection a wealth of new material and a model of how research on women can be integrated with general accounts of Hausa social, religious, political, and economic life. For students and scholars looking at gender and women's roles cross-culturally, this volume provides an invaluableAfrican perspective.

Struggle to be Sun Again (Paperback, New): H.K. Chung Struggle to be Sun Again (Paperback, New)
H.K. Chung
R499 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R79 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perspectives on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Nuanced Postnetwork Television (Paperback): Amanda Konkle, Charles Burnetts Perspectives on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Nuanced Postnetwork Television (Paperback)
Amanda Konkle, Charles Burnetts
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With an off-putting title and a decidedly retrograde premise, the CW dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a surprising choice for critical analysis. But, loyal viewers quickly came to appreciate the show's sharp cultural critique through masterful parody, and this strategy has made it a critical darling and earned it several awards throughout its run. In ways not often seen on traditional network television, the show transcends conventional genre boundaries-the Hollywood musical, the romantic comedy, the music video-while resisting stereotypes associated with contemporary life. The essays in this collection underscore the show's ability to distinguish itself within the current television market. Focusing on themes of feminism, gender identity, and mental health, contributors explore the ways in which the show challenged viewer expectations, as well as the role television critics play in identifying a show's "authenticity" or quality.

Born This Way? - Homosexuality, Science, and the Scriptures (Paperback, 2nd ed.): J Alan Branch Born This Way? - Homosexuality, Science, and the Scriptures (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
J Alan Branch
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
For Now (Paperback): Eileen Myles For Now (Paperback)
Eileen Myles
R218 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this third Why I Write volume, Eileen Myles addresses the social, political, and aesthetic conditions that shape their work "A sharply etched, unvarnished self-portrait."-Kirkus Reviews "[Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, . . . is happy to show us the way."-NPR "This is signature Myles: the unconventional syntax, the jazzy rhythms, the total commitment to writing in the heat of the moment, not edited or modulated by concessions to linear rationality."-Phil Gambone, Gay & Lesbian Review In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity's immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time. For Myles, time's "optic quality" is what enables writing in the first place-as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.

Fighting for Space - Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight (Paperback): Amy Shira Teitel Fighting for Space - Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight (Paperback)
Amy Shira Teitel
R398 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Savvy Sphinx - How Garbo Conquered Hollywood (Hardcover): Robert Dance The Savvy Sphinx - How Garbo Conquered Hollywood (Hardcover)
Robert Dance
R745 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R131 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the late 1920s through the thirties, Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was the biggest star in Hollywood. She stopped making films in 1941, at only thirty-six, and thereafter sought a discreet private life. Still, her fame only increased as the public and press clamored for news of the former actress. At the time of her death, forty-nine years later, photographers continued to stalk her, and her death was reported on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. In The Savvy Sphinx: How Garbo Conquered Hollywood, Robert Dance traces the strategy a working-class Swedish teenager employed to enter motion pictures, find her way to America, and ultimately become Hollywood's most glorious product. Brilliant tactics allowed her to reach Hollywood's upper-most echelon and made her one of the last century's most famous people. Garbo was discovered by director Mauritz Stiller, who saw promise in her nascent talent and insisted that she accompany him when he was lured to America by an MGM contract. By twenty she was a movie star and the epitome of glamour. Soon Garbo was among the highest-paid performers, and in many years she occupied the number one position. Unique among studio players, she quickly insisted on and was granted final authority over her scripts, co-stars, and directors. But Garbo never played the Hollywood game, and by the late twenties her unwillingness to grant interviews, attend premieres, or meet visiting dignitaries won her the sobriquet the Swedish Sphinx. The Savvy Sphinx, which includes over a hundred beautiful images, charts her rise and her long self-imposed exile as the queen who abdicated her Hollywood throne. Garbo was the paramount star produced by the Hollywood studio system, and by the time of her death her legendary status was assured.

Fighting Women - Interviews with veterans of the Spanish Civil War (Paperback): Isabella Lorusso Fighting Women - Interviews with veterans of the Spanish Civil War (Paperback)
Isabella Lorusso
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Help! I'm Addicted - A TRANS Girl's Self-Discovery and Recovery (Paperback): Rhyannon Styles Help! I'm Addicted - A TRANS Girl's Self-Discovery and Recovery (Paperback)
Rhyannon Styles
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

My name is Rhyannon, and I'm an addict. In 2012, Rhyannon Styles began her gender transition, and attended her first 12-Step meeting - beginning two journeys which changed the course of her life. Using her personal narrative as a springboard for exploring addiction, recovery and LGBTQ+ mental health, Rhyannon writes with searing honesty about the complexity of her experiences. The book spans a range of addictions including alcohol, food, sex and relationships, the internet and narcotics, and highlights the ways in which addiction and the transition process can overlap. A first-of-its kind narrative, and a powerful account of recovery, this book offers advice, hope and support for those struggling with addiction in its many forms.

Confessions to a Serial Womaniser - Secrets of the World's Inspirational Women (Paperback): Zerbanoo Gifford Confessions to a Serial Womaniser - Secrets of the World's Inspirational Women (Paperback)
Zerbanoo Gifford
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is about women who have taken the world on and made things happen; women who have captivating beauty and strength of personality that embraces life in all its endless variety; women who have transformed their own lives and the lives of others by their hard work, guts and acts of compassion. This collection of remarkable stories of inspirational women from around the world explores their experiences and views on their formative years, strategies for tackling life's obstacles, and noble ideals. Their secrets are revealed, from how to advance in the workplace, maintain a loving relationship, and leave a magnificent legacy for generations to come. All proceeds from the book will go to the ASHA Centre for international peace and understanding amongst diverse communities.

Sexual Justice - Supporting Victims, Ensuring Due Process, and Resisting the Conservative  Backlash (Hardcover): Alexandra... Sexual Justice - Supporting Victims, Ensuring Due Process, and Resisting the Conservative Backlash (Hardcover)
Alexandra Brodsky
R615 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R107 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life She Wished to Live - A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling (Hardcover): Ann McCutchan The Life She Wished to Live - A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling (Hardcover)
Ann McCutchan
R780 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R131 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn-much less one that has become synonymous with Florida literature writ large. Rawlings was a tough, ambitious, and independent woman who refused the conventions of her early-twentieth-century upbringing. Determined to forge a literary career beyond those limitations, she found her voice in the remote, hardscrabble life of Cross Creek, Florida. There, Rawlings purchased a commercial orange grove and discovered a fascinating world out of which to write-and a dialect of the poor, swampland community that the literary world had yet to hear. She employed her sensitive eye, sharp ear for dialogue, and philosophical spirit to bring to life this unknown corner of America in vivid, tender detail, a feat that earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Her accomplishments came at a price: a failed first marriage, financial instability, a contentious libel suit, alcoholism, and physical and emotional upheaval. With intimate access to Rawlings's correspondence and revealing early writings, Ann McCutchan uncovers a larger-than-life woman who writes passionately and with verve, whose emotions change on a dime, and who drinks to excess, smokes, swears, and even occasionally joins in on an alligator hunt. The Life She Wished to Live paints a lively portrait of Rawlings, her contemporaries-including her legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, and friends Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald-and the Florida landscape and people that inspired her.

Resistance - How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump (Hardcover): Jennifer Rubin Resistance - How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump (Hardcover)
Jennifer Rubin
R510 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R106 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the tradition of Shattered and Game Change, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin provides an insider's look at how women across the political spectrum carried a revolution to the ballot box and defeated Donald Trump, based on interviews with key figures such as Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, Nancy Pelosi, and many more. In a compelling narrative, bookended by Donald Trump's 2016 victory and his 2020 defeat, Rubin delivers an absorbing analysis of the women's counter-Trump revolution. Resistance tracks a set of dynamic women voters, activists and politicians who rose up when Donald Trump took the White House and fundamentally changed the political landscape. From the first Women's March the day after Trump's inauguration to the Blue Wave in the 2018 midterms to the flood of female presidential candidates in 2020 to the inauguration of Kamala Harris, women from across the ideological spectrum entered the political arena and became energized in a way America had not witnessed in decades. They marched, they organized, they donated vast sums of cash, they ran for office, they made new alliances. And they defeated Donald Trump. Democratic women candidates learned that they could win in large numbers, even in red districts. Black women voters in 2020 surged in Georgia and in suburbs in key swing states. Women across the country voted in greater numbers than in any previous election, flipped the Senate, and ensured victory for the first female Vice President in the nation's history. While Democrats recorded impressive victories, Republican women delivered critical victories of their own. From the White House to Congress, from activists to protestors, from liberals to conservatives, Resistance delivers the first comprehensive portrait of women's historic political surge provoked by the horror of President Trump. This is the indelible story of how American women transformed their own lives, vanquished Trump, secured unprecedented positions of power and redefined US politics decades to come. Resistance is essential reading for understanding the most important election in American history and the role women played in redesigning modern politics.

Code Name Madeleine - A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris (Paperback): Arthur J. Magida Code Name Madeleine - A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris (Paperback)
Arthur J. Magida
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

During the critical summer months of 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was the only wireless operator transmitting secret messages from Nazi-occupied France to the Special Operations Executive in Britain. As the daughter of an Indian mystic, brought up in a household devoted to peaceful reflection on the outskirts of Paris, Khan did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazism, she volunteered to help the British; was trained in espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance; and returned to France with a new identity. Khan transmitted details crucial to the Allies' success on D-Day, until she was captured and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She attempted two escapes before being sent to Germany. Three months after the Allied invasion of France, she was executed at Dachau. Her last word was "liberte".

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