Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent (Women of Action)

Pearl Witherington Cornioley

Published by Chicago Review Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 1613731582 / ISBN 13: 9781613731581
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.5 avg rating
(271 ratings)

Synopsis: An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
 
There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Out of the 400 agents sent to France during the German occupation, 39 were women. Pearl, whom the SOE called “cool and resourceful and extremely determined” and “the best shot, male or female, we have yet had,” became one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters.
 
In Code Name Pauline Pearl describes in a series of plainspoken reminiscences her difficult childhood and harrowing escape from France in 1940; her recruitment and training as a special agent; the logistics and dangers of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her way around the country as an undercover courier; and both failed and successful attempts at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, when the leader of her network was caught by the Gestapo, she became “Pauline” and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters.
 
With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts—including Pearl’s husband Henri’s story—and never-before-published photographs from Pearl’s personal collection, Code Name Pauline will captivate World War II buffs of any age and, just as Pearl wished, inspire young people.

About the Author: Pearl Witherington Cornioley (1914–2008) worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a special agent and with the French Resistance as an undercover courier and later a network leader of 3,500 men. She was instrumental in carrying out numerous acts of espionage and sabotage. Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War I and Women Heroes of World War II. Visit her online at www.kathrynatwood.com.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II...
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pearl Witherington Cornioley
Published by Chicago Review Press, U.S.A. (2015)
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
KJRL
(Irvine, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press, U.S.A., 2015. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 184pp., illustrated, index. Soft cover; fine and clean condition. Bookseller Inventory # 004101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cornioley, Pearlwith
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23082387-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Witherington Cornioley, Pearl
Published by Chicago Review Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Superlative Selections
(franklin, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New In-Stock Ships Same Day We Ship 7 Days A Week. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000219579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pearl Witherington Cornioley, Kathryn J. Atwood
Published by Chicago Review Press
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent, Pearl Witherington Cornioley, Kathryn J. Atwood, Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences-from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire-each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts-including Pearl's fiance Henri's story-and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age. Bookseller Inventory # B9781613731581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Pearl Witherington Cornioley
Published by Chicago Review Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Out of the 400 agents sent to France during the German occupation, 39 were women. Pearl, whom the SOE called cool and resourceful and extremely determined and the best shot, male or female, we have yet had, became one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters. In Code Name Pauline Pearl describes in a series of plainspoken reminiscences her difficult childhood and harrowing escape from France in 1940; her recruitment and training as a special agent; the logistics and dangers of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her way around the country as an undercover courier; and both failed and successful attempts at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, when the leader of her network was caught by the Gestapo, she became Pauline and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl s husband Henri s story--and never-before-published photographs from Pearl s personal collection, Code Name Pauline will captivate World War II buffs of any age and, just as Pearl wished, inspire young people. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781613731581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Witherington Cornioley, Pearl
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TI-9781613731581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Witherington Cornioley, Pearl
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781613731581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Witherington Cornioley, Pearl
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1613731582

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Pearl Witherington Cornioley
Published by Chicago Review Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Out of the 400 agents sent to France during the German occupation, 39 were women. Pearl, whom the SOE called cool and resourceful and extremely determined and the best shot, male or female, we have yet had, became one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters. In Code Name Pauline Pearl describes in a series of plainspoken reminiscences her difficult childhood and harrowing escape from France in 1940; her recruitment and training as a special agent; the logistics and dangers of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her way around the country as an undercover courier; and both failed and successful attempts at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, when the leader of her network was caught by the Gestapo, she became Pauline and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl s husband Henri s story--and never-before-published photographs from Pearl s personal collection, Code Name Pauline will captivate World War II buffs of any age and, just as Pearl wished, inspire young people. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781613731581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Witherington Cornioley, Pearl
Published by Chicago Review Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1613731582 ISBN 13: 9781613731581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chicago Review Press, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1613731582

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 24 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book