The Spy Wore Red

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An autobiography by Aline Griffith who recounts her work as an undercover agent for the United States in wartime Madrid. She begins her story in 1943 when at the age of 20 and working as a model, she was recruited into the American secret service, trained as a spy and sent to work as an agent in Madrid to uncover Himmler's spy. The author recounts her experiences of life in Spanish society and the problems which arose when security was breached, resulting in several attempts on her life. Whilst engaged in trying to uncover German spies she met many people and recounts her discoveries and adventures concerning these various characters. Aline, Countess of Romanones met the Count of Romanones in Madrid during the war. They married after the war and the Countess now divides her time between the United States and Spain.

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ALINE, COUNTESS OF ROMANONES, was born Aline Griffith in Pearl River, New York, in 1923. At twenty-one, she was a deep-cover OSS agent infiltrating the highest levels of society. Three years later, she married a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched and admired women of international society. Today she is known as the bestselling author of The Spy Wore Red, The Spy Went Dancing, and The Spy Wore Silk.

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Entertaining. . . a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious. --Time

Reads like a perfect thriller! --New Yorker

Excellent. . . better than fiction! --Atlanta Journal and Constitution

One of the most fascinating women of style and substance I have met. If I didn't know her and her capacities, I would have had trouble believing this hair-raising story. --Oscar de la Renta

A welcome addition to the espionage genre. . . . --New York Times

Thrilling. . . exciting and dangerous adventures. --New York Post

A fascinating and exciting story evoking those marvelous days we served in the OSS in Europe. Her narrative reflects sensitively and accurately the clandestine intrigue and strategic maneuvers that marked the struggle between the secret services as well as the Allied and Axis powers, and the atmosphere and high social life in wartime Spain. --William J. Casey, CIA Director

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