On Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Tim Brady, author of Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins and WWII Heroes. In his book, Brady offers a never-before-seen perspective of the Dutch resistance during the war. Steven Harding, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Battle calls this book ‘a page-turner… a vivid and unforgettable portrait of three young women who put their lives on the line in a very personal fight against Nazism.”
In 1940, three teenagers joined a small resistance cell in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Risking their lives, these girls took terrifying direct action against Nazi targets that included sheltering fleeing Jews, political dissidents and Dutch resisters. They sabotaged bridges and railways, donned disguises to lead children to safehouses, covertly transported weapons and set military facilities ablaze, and carried out the assassinations of German soldiers and traitors with the courage of veteran guerilla fighters and the cunning of seasoned spies.
Brady is an award-winning history author who's critically acclaimed books include Twelve Desperate Miles, A Death in San Pietro and His Father's Son. In addition to contributing numerous articles, reviews, essays and short stories for a wide range of magazines, newspapers and journals, he has written and helped develop a number of television documentaries, including the Peabody Award-winning series, Liberty! The American Revolution for PBS.
Copies of Three Ordinary Girls will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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