madame fourcades secret war

Genre : History
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9780812994773
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DESCRIPTION : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island “Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.”—The Washington Post In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance, that, as a colleague of hers put it, “even a lion would hesitate to bite.” No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence—including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day—as Alliance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lover and many of her key spies. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape—once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell—and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her. Now, in this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson tells the fascinating story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself. “Fast-paced and impressively researched . . . Olson writes with verve and a historian’s authority. . . . With this gripping tale, Lynne Olson pays [Marie-Madeleine Fourcade] what history has so far denied her. France, slow to confront the stain of Vichy, would do well to finally honor a fighter most of us would want in our foxhole.”—The New York Times Book Review

Genre : History
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DESCRIPTION : PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2VHoCn5 A surprising tale of an unsung heroine, French resistance leader and spy extraordinaire during World War II, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. Her wit and tenacity helped win the war against Nazi occupiers, and her beauty and intellect should never be forgotten. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Key players involved in the Allied espionage - A detailed chronology of Fourcade's life and work during the war - Editorial Review - Background on Lynne Olson About the Original Book: This is the story of Marie-Madeleine, a leader in this time of war whose vital contributions claimed victory for the Allies. Amid the complicated struggle of world superpowers during World War II lay the political mess of occupied France. Infighting between factions, countless resistance movements, and relentless German oppression drenched the French in betrayal and subversion. The well-known penchant for revolution returns in the courageous actions of the men and women who joined Fourcade’s Alliance network. Kindred spirits fought for freedom the only way they knew how—by helping the enemy of their enemy. It is an inspiring telling of a different time. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Madame Fourcade's Secret War. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2VHoCn5 to purchase a copy of the original book.

Genre : Government publications
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ISBN_10 : UIUC:30112057599224
Copyright Year : 1973
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Genre : History
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
ISBN_10 : 1560001119
Copyright Year : 1993-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : The French secret services have a long history dating back to the "ancien regime. "With the founding of the Third Republic (1870-1940) the famous Second Bureau was created as France's principal intelligence-gathering organization. After the Germans invaded France in 1940, however, the services splintered and diversified, with Vichy agencies and Collaborationists, the Free French and the internal resistance all in contention. More recently, since 1944 the activities of the reorganized French secret services have extended across a surprisingly wide area, sometimes with spectacular results as in the 'Greenpeace Affair' in New Zealand in 1985. This volume deals with the French secret services according to a chronological framework which reflects the evolution of the services which were created and transformed by both internal and external historical factors. The bibliography commences with an examination of the origins and development of the French Intelligence Service from the "ancien regime "to 1870. It then considers the history and activities of the secret services during the following periods: the Third Republic; the Second World War; the Fourth Republic; and the Fifth Republic, firstly between 1958 and 1981 and then during the 1980s and 1990s, including the 'Greenpeace Affair'. This is an essential reference tool for all those interested in the history of intelligence agencies and national security in general and in the development of the French secret services in particular.

Genre : History
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101443460
Copyright Year : 2010-09-21
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DESCRIPTION : The authorized history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service, drawing extensively on hitherto secret documents Britain's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world - it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Here are the true stories that inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond's novels and John le Carré George Smiley novels. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller - and much more revealing. "Perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." -The Washington Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre : World War, 1939-1945
Publisher : Dutton Adult
ISBN_10 : 0525168206
Copyright Year : 1974
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015086611780
Copyright Year : 1888
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015024361761
Copyright Year : 1899
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