The Last Goodnight

The Last Goodnight

Synopsis

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.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Last Goodnight

    Duration: 16s

  • 002 Author's Note

    Duration: 05min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 15min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 15min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 10min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 05min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 03min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 18min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 19min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 15min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 14min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 15min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 18min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 05min

  • 015 Chapter 13

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  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duration: 20min

  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duration: 19min

  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duration: 12min

  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duration: 18min

  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duration: 30min

  • 021 Chapter 19

    Duration: 13min

  • 022 Chapter 20

    Duration: 17min

  • 023 Chapter 21

    Duration: 13min

  • 024 Chapter 22

    Duration: 27min

  • 025 Chapter 23

    Duration: 05min

  • 026 Chapter 24

    Duration: 03min

  • 027 Chapter 25

    Duration: 16min

  • 028 Chapter 26

    Duration: 24min

  • 029 Chapter 27

    Duration: 15min

  • 030 Chapter 28

    Duration: 18min

  • 031 Chapter 29

    Duration: 04min

  • 032 Chapter 30

    Duration: 16min

  • 033 Chapter 31

    Duration: 20min

  • 034 Chapter 32

    Duration: 18min

  • 035 Chapter 33

    Duration: 15min

  • 036 Chapter 34

    Duration: 05min

  • 037 Chapter 35

    Duration: 14min

  • 038 Chapter 36

    Duration: 14min

  • 039 Chapter 37

    Duration: 10min

  • 040 Chapter 38

    Duration: 13min

  • 041 Chapter 39

    Duration: 18min

  • 042 Chapter 40

    Duration: 15min

  • 043 Chapter 41

    Duration: 03min

  • 044 Chapter 42

    Duration: 17min

  • 045 Chapter 43

    Duration: 11min

  • 046 Chapter 44

    Duration: 21min

  • 047 Chapter 45

    Duration: 21min

  • 048 Chapter 46

    Duration: 13min

  • 049 Chapter 47

    Duration: 17min

  • 050 Chapter 48

    Duration: 13min

  • 051 Chapter 49

    Duration: 20min

  • 052 Chapter 50

    Duration: 24min

  • 053 Chapter 51

    Duration: 27min

  • 054 Chapter 52

    Duration: 23min

  • 055 Chapter 53

    Duration: 26min

  • 056 Chapter 54

    Duration: 10min

  • 057 Epilogue

    Duration: 17min

  • 058 Credits

    Duration: 37s

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    Duration: 01min