Code name Lise : the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman
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Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019-- Woman's Day
The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year-- BookBub
"A nonfiction thriller."-- The Wall Street Journal
From internationally bestselling author of the "gripping" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion's Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken , The Nightingale , and Code Girls .
The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill.
As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris's Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues.
In Code Name: Lise , Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love--of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing "nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel" ( Parade ).
Mission to Marseille
Pearl of the French Alps
They will send for you
The Black Hollow
All my love
Lily of the valley
Hunting the hunter
Fanning the damned
Completing the loop
Appendix: the soe official history affair.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
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|Other Titles|| Code name Lise, the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman
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Includes bibliographical references and index.