The Liberation of Marguerite Harrison, America’s First Female Foreign Intelligence Agent, was published by Naval Institute Press in September 2020.
This biography explores the fascinating life of Marguerite Harrison, a Baltimore socialite, newspaper reporter, and the first woman assigned by the Military Intelligence Division to work overseas. Her assignments included gathering intelligence in Germany at the conclusion of World War I and Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution. She was captured and imprisoned in Russia–twice.
Despite many failings, Harrison proved a woman could work in the foreign service not because of her sex appeal, but because of her skill and intelligence.