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- DescriptionThe number one bestselling biography of our greatest war heroine - over 84,000 copies sold in its first two formats. In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so torious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her the white mouse for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - thing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.
- Author BiographyPeter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is the author of nearly twenty books - including Tobruk and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales.
- Author(s)Peter FitzSimons
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Date of Publication08/11/2011
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew South Wales
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintHarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Weight318 g
- Width127 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementRevised edition
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- starfishbp15 Apr, 2014by
Nancy Wake, as the 'The White Mouse' is is true. What Spirit she had!
I have to give this book a 10. It is well written, so well written, that it's hard to put down. I love Nancy's spirit, and adventurous nature; she's inspired me to be more than just the sum of my parts. A most excellent autobiography. I saw Nancy Wake in a short news story after her death, and was inspired. When I found a book had been written, I could not wait to get my hands on it.