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Date(s) - 05/07/19
12:00 am - 1:30 am

Magic City Books

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“Lynne Olson is at the top of her game. . . . A fascinating portrait of uncommon audacity.” Paula McLain, author of Love and Ruin and The Paris Wife

In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organization–the only woman to hold such a role. Brave, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence as her intelligence group, Alliance–and as a result, the Gestapo pursued its members relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lover and many of her key spies.