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The Last Goodnight - A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

Howard Blum

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The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General "Wild Bill" Donovan as "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent-and she knew it. As an agent for Britain's MI-6 and then America's OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. This is the remarkable story of this "Mata Hari from Minnesota" (Time) and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life-a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory. For decades, much of Betty's career working for MI-6 and the OSS remained classified. Through access to recently unclassified files, Howard Blum discovers the truth about the attractive blond, codenamed "Cynthia," who seduced diplomats and military attachés across the globe in exchange for ciphers and secrets; cracked embassy safes to steal codes; and obtained the Polish notebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra. Beneath Betty's cool, professional determination, Blum reveals a troubled woman conflicted by the very traits that made her successful: her lack of deep emotional connections and her readiness to risk everything. The Last Goodnight is a mesmerizing, provocative, and moving portrait of an exceptional heroine whose undaunted courage helped to save the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tristan Morris

Length:

14h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:45


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:19


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:19


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:18


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

18:03


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:31


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

15:36


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:47


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:44


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

05:02


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

15:05


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

20:17


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

19:07


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

12:10


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

18:01


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

30:04


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

13:09


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

17:26


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

13:34


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

27:34


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

05:37


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

03:14


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

16:23


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

24:06


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

15:38


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

18:05


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

04:33


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

16:59


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

20:23


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

18:04


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

15:01


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

05:50


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

14:47


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

14:12


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

10:15


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

13:05


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

18:51


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

15:18


Part 7, Chapter 41
Part 7, Chapter 41

03:28


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

17:52


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

11:24


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

21:58


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

21:59


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

13:20


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

17:19


Part 7, Chapter 48
Part 7, Chapter 48

13:28


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

20:23


Part 7, Chapter 50
Part 7, Chapter 50

24:29


Part 7, Chapter 51
Part 7, Chapter 51

27:25


Part 7, Chapter 52
Part 7, Chapter 52

23:12


Part 7, Chapter 53
Part 7, Chapter 53

26:43


Part 7, Chapter 54
Part 7, Chapter 54

10:01


Part 7, Chapter 55
Part 7, Chapter 55

17:23


Part 7, Chapter 56
Part 7, Chapter 56

00:38