The Daring Housewives and Coffee Fetchers Behind America’s Spy Agency

From a Washington Post book review by Denise Kiernan headlined “The daring housewives and coffee fetchers behind America’s spy agency”:

It should come as no surprise that women have been integral to the Central Intelligence Agency since its inception, and still are. It is almost not worth mentioning that, whether they worked as spies, couriers, girl Fridays or other keepers of secrets, these women helped make the clandestine agency not only tick, but hum. Almost not worth mentioning.

Except that it is.