Little did she know that she would be entering the world of wartime espionage and spy training.
The story is about how young women were recruited to become spies, what basic training and finishing school was like and real missions they were sent on. There were very few American women spies during WW II.
This historical fiction reminds us that it was women who were the hidden backbone to make the Allies successful and who were World War It’s real unrecognized, unsung heroes. Included are the role of the glider pilot’s during the war and spy camp on Santa Catalina Island, CA.
The women took extraordinary steps to serve their country during the war as spies being sent into German occupied Europe.
Praises for She was a Spy
Jeane Slone takes yet another overlooked page from World War II and gives it a human face through her main character, Kathleen Dwyer. Mixing lesser known military history, she brings a humanity to the women who served to help end the war by being spies and radio operators. At the same time, her fictional characters reveal the real history of the secret war that was waged to win the public war and the ways that many families sacrificed in this effort. In doing this, Slone reminds us that women were the hidden backbone to make the Allies successful and who were World War II’s real unsung heroes.
This is not your ordinary spy book! There were very few American women spies during WW II. This historical fiction tells the reader how young women were recruited to become spies, what basic training and finishing school was like, including some real missions that women were sent on. Another interesting feature includes the role of glider pilot’s during the war and spy camp on Santa Catalina Island, California.
Jeane Slone’s latest book tells the little known story of the women of America who took extraordinary steps to serve their country during WWII as “spies” with many sent into German occupied Europe. Jeane’s down to earth style paints the picture from how individuals coped with wartime separation and new “careers” not normally open to women of that era. Her research into the technology and equipment used and the real people during that time makes for a personalized adventure from the perspective of one who might have lived this untold story.