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Code Name: Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall



by
Heather Demetrios

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781534431874
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Language: Strong Language , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Sexism , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion
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Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this riotous, spirited biography of the most dangerous of all Allied spies, courageous and kickass Virginia Hall.

When James Bond was still in diapers, Virginia Hall was behind enemy lines, playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Hitler’s henchmen. Did this shero have second thoughts after a terrible accident left her needing a wooden leg? Please. Virginia Hall was the baddest broad in any room she walked into. When the State Department proved to be a sexist boys’ club that wouldn’t allow her in, she gave the finger to society’s expectations of women and became a spy for the British. This boss lady helped arm and train the French Resistance and organized sabotage missions. There was just one problem: The Butcher of Lyon, a notorious Gestapo commander, was after her. But, hey—Virginia’s classmates didn’t call her the Fighting Blade for nothing.

So how does a girl who was a pirate in the school play, spent her childhood summers milking goats, and rocked it on the hockey field end up becoming the Gestapo’s most wanted spy? Audacious, irreverent, and fiercely feminist, Code Name Badass is for anyone who doesn’t take no for an answer.Map. Research note. “Who’s Who: All the Code Names You Could Ever Want.” “Bonus: Band of Sisters: Espionage Sheroes of WWII.” Selected bibliography. Endnotes. Index. Black-and-white photographs. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Sexism , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Virginia Goillot (1906–1982). US women spies. World War II (1939–1945). Secret service. Underground movements. France. Great Britain. American espionage. Twentieth-century history. Europe. French Resistance. Occupied France. Allied powers. Sabotage. 

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