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Author Atwood, Elizabeth Ann, author.

Title The liberation of Marguerite Harrison : America's first female foreign intelligence agent / Elizabeth Atwood.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Harrison, Marguerite, 1879-1967.
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division -- History.
Harrison, Marguerite, 1878-1967.
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division.
Espionage, American -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Spies -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography.
Espionage, American.
Intelligence officers.
Politics and government.
Spies.
Women intelligence officers.
Germany.
Maryland -- Baltimore.
Soviet Union.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Added Title America's first female foreign intelligence agent
Other Form: Print version: Atwood, Elizabeth Ann. The liberation of Marguerite Harrison Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020] 9781682475270 (DLC) 2020009877
ISBN 9781682475300 (pdf)
1682475301
9781682475300 (epub)
9781682475270 (hardcover)