By Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff
Judy Barrett Litoff brings jointly infrequent documents—Virginia’s diary of wartime France till her catch in 1944 and her felony memoir written instantly after the warfare. Masterfully edited, they impart the compassion and longevity of an almost forgotten heroine as they supply a useful list of the workings of the Resistance via one of many only a few American ladies who participated in it.
“An indelible portrait of impressive power of personality . . . [D’Albert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and responsive to each detail.”—The New Yorker
“A sharply etched and relocating tale of affection, companionship, dedication, and sacrifice. . . . This superbly edited diary and memoir throw an unique mild at the French Resistance.”—Robert Gildea, writer of Marianne in Chains: looking for the German career, 1940-1945
“At as soon as a gorgeous self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous younger American girl . . . an exhilarating and gripping tale, the most effective of the various wartime tales.” —Walter Cronkite
“An captivating story which brims with courageous airmen and plucky heroines.”—David Kirby, St. Petersburg Times
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