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This painting of Virginia Hall hangs in one of the main hallways near the entrance of CIA headquarters. The painting shows her making radio contact with London from an old barn in France to request supplies and personnel. Power for her radio was provided by a bicycle rigged to power an electric generator. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

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Late Bloomers:The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, by Rich Karlgaard Currency hide caption

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'Late Bloomers' Makes The Case For Patience In A Culture Focused On Early Success

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Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth

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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home And Relationships With Domestic Help

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After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'

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