Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
(Random House, 2019)
In 1941, a glamorous thirty-one-year-old mother of two became the leader of a vast Resistance intelligence organization. This riveting biography of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade educates readers about the extraordinary Frenchwoman who headed the largest, most influential spy network in occupied France during World War II. Known as Alliance, no other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence, including the 55-foot-long map used to plan the D-Day invasion. The book tells the riveting story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself.
3:00 PM | Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Lynne Olson, of Washington, D.C., is the New York Times best-selling author of Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, among others.