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Author Atwood, Elizabeth Ann, author.

Title The liberation of Marguerite Harrison : America's first female foreign intelligence agent / Elizabeth Atwood
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020]
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Contents Fond of Adventure -- Fit for a King -- Bonds of Matrimony -- Out on a Limb -- In the Web -- Agent B -- Into Russia -- Double Trouble -- Through Difficulties to the Stars -- "A Lady with a Mysterious Past" -- "A Very Clever Womaan" -- Return to Russia -- Desert Drama -- Ebb Tide
Summary "In September 1918, World War I was nearing its end when Marguerite E. Harrison, a thirty-nine-year-old Baltimore socialite, wrote to the head of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Division asking for a job. The director asked for clarification. Did she mean a clerical position? No, she told him. She wanted to be a spy. Harrison, a member of a prominent Baltimore family, usually got her way. She had founded a school for sick children and wangled her way onto the staff of the Baltimore Sun. Fluent in four languages and knowledgeable of Europe, she was confident she could gather information for the U.S. government. The MID director agreed to hire her, and Marguerite Harrison became America's first female foreign intelligence officer."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Harrison, Marguerite, 1879-1967
Harrison, Marguerite, 1878-1967.
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division -- History
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division.
Espionage, American -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Spies -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography
Espionage, American.
Intelligence officers.
Politics and government.
Women intelligence officers.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Maryland -- Baltimore.
Soviet Union.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020009878
ISBN 1682475301
Other Titles America's first female foreign intelligence agent