Book Club: Meet a Heroic WWII Spy

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023
From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Online Event

Contact: AARP MD

This event is full.

Join a discussion of A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.

About the Event

Virginia Hall was a Baltimore socialite who would become a hero of the French Resistance. As an agent of the United Kingdom’s clandestine Special Operations Executive, she moved around Vichy France setting up spy operations, training recruits, conducting espionage and running reconnaissance missions - facing grave danger and becoming one of Hitler’s “most wanted.” Sonia Purnell’s “A Woman of No Importance” is a harrowing story, deftly told and thrilling to the very end.  

The discussion will be facilitated by Mary Angela Baker, who recently wrapped up her tenure on the Executive Council of AARP Maryland and, as founding director of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University, was responsible for creating educational programs for learners of all ages. 

Please note that you must be signed in to your account or create an account to register. AARP membership is not required to create an account. Please do not opt out of event-related email, as you will be emailed a link to join the discussion via Zoom prior to the event. (Note: The first 20 individuals who register and provide their mailing addresses will receive a free leatherback notebook courtesy of AARP Maryland.) 

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The views and opinions expressed in the selected book are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of AARP. 

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