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La princesa espía

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Sinopsis: cuando Aline Griffith nació en una tranquila aldea suburbana de Nueva York nadie podía imaginar cuál sería su sorprendente futuro, lleno de peligros y glamour. Cuando Estados Unidos interviene en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los ojos se centran en los chicos jóvenes universitarios, para que se unan al esfuerzo bélico, pero nadie repara en una joven de ojos brillantes cuya única experiencia profesional es la de coser y modelar ropa. La vida de Aline cambia cuando, en una cena, conoce a un hombre llamado Frank Ryan y le revela cuán desesperadamente quiere hacer por ayudar a su país. En unas pocas semanas, la recluta para la Oficina de Servicios Estratégicos, precursora de la CIA. Con un nombre en clave y una formación experta en su haber, Aline es enviada a España como codificadora, pero pronto se le asigna la tarea adicional de infiltrarse en las altas esferas de la sociedad, mezclarse con funcionarios de alto rango, diplomáticos y europeos titulados, cualquiera de los cuales podría ser un agente enemigo...
"When Aline Griffith was born in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, no one had any idea that she would go on to live "a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious" (Time). As the United States enters the Second World War, the young college graduate is desperate to aid in the war effort, but no one is interested in a bright-eyed young woman whose only career experience is modeling clothes. Aline's life changes when, at a dinner party, she meets a man named Frank Ryan and reveals how desperately she wants to do her part for her country. Within a few weeks, he helps her join the Office of Strategic Services--forerunner of the CIA. With a code name and expert training under her belt, she is sent to Spain to be a coder, but is soon given the additional assignment of infiltrating the upper echelons of society, mingling with high-ranking officials, diplomats, and titled Europeans. Against this glamorous backdrop of galas and dinner parties, she recruits sub-agents and engages in deep-cover espionage."--

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Mount Morris Library 940.54 LOF (Text)
Spanish Language
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