The Spy Wore Red: My Adventures as an Undercover Agent in World War II (Aline, Countess of Romanones #1)
1943: Beautiful young American model Aline Griffith is recruited as a spy, trained, and flown to Spain, with her mission to infiltrate the highest echelons of Spanish society and uncover secret links to the Nazis.
Under the code name "Tiger," this remarkable woman probed the depths of the Nazi underground, risking her life–and her love–in a glittering world of high intrigue...more
I LOVE spy stories--books, movies. I love the intrigue, the danger, the action, and the gadgets. This spy story about a woman spy during WWII was so interesting, mostly because it was true. The gadgets made me sad about how little technology they had in the 1940's--in their training they learned to write with invisible ink, file down their finger and thumb so that they'd have the sensitivity necessary to break into safes, and my personal favorite--they learned to fold a newspaper int ...more
Sent to Spain to learn the local gossip is the easy part. Telling who is on her side is the hard part.
This book is labeled as non-fiction, but I found that really hard to believe. There are quite a few critics out ...more
This is the part I liked. I liked reading about invisible inks, crawling around on th ...more
I was worried I wouldn't be able to put it down, but I read 175 pages last night, stayed up until 1 am in the morning reading it when I had to be up for work early. It is so much fun to read: WWII es ...more
Agents operated with the American Oil Mission in Spain as a cover. Other agents worked in the same office and gathered information to assure the success of Operation Overlord and Operation Anvil for the allies, major offensives against the Nazi Reich.
It was an interesting book, but it seemed as if it was all too easy to find the right people ...more
Ignore the cheesy, dated cover art and just read the reviews on the back from Audrey Hepburn and Oscar de la Renta. This is a memoir written by Aline Countess of Romanones about her days as a spy in WWII. It is more thrilling and surprising than I could have ever guessed. I would love to read more about Aline's life after the war. She had to be a remarkable person for the challenges she faced.
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Aline was born in 1923 in New York, was working as a model when she was recruited to become an OSS agent in Spain wher ...more