Code Name Badass : The True Story of Virginia Hall


Author: Heather Demetrios

Code Name Verity meets Inglorious Bastards in a riotous, spirited biography of "the most dangerous of all Allied spies", Virginia Hall.

Focusing on her intensely exciting years of service, first with the British government in their Special Operations Executive clandestine and sabotage unit during WWII and then with the Office of Strategic Services--the American precursor to the CIA. Virginia played a huge role in mobilizing the French Resistance, rescuing countless downed Allied pilots and agents, engineering all manner of sabotage against the Germans, and overseeing the capturing of more than six hundred enemy combatants. She even escaped on foot across the Pyrenees--despite having a wooden leg!--then went back with a different disguise a few months later to help the war effort.