The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix

The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations ExecutiveA...

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  • Amy Layton
    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you..........
  • Johnstonrw
    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book.This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, whereas the correct fo...
  • Bev Simpson
    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage saboteurs had i...
  • Nigel
    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There he is recruite...
  • Elizabeth Theiss
    During the World War II Nazi occupation of France, some two percent of the French population were actively engaged in resistance. Robert de la Rochefoucauld was one of the most remarkable of the resistants. Denounced for his antipathy to the occupiers, at the age of nineteen Rochefoucauld fled to Br...
  • Steven Z.
    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix’s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE’S MOST DARING ANTI-NAZI...
  • Cheryl
    Author Paul Kix’s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II.When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old. He had lived a...
  • Kathryn Bashaar
    My husband loves war stories, and I bought this book for him as an Easter gift. When he finished it, he said he thought I might enjoy it, I don't usually enjoy this kind of story, but I gave it a try and, to my surprise, found it very engrossing. It is a biography of a member of the French resistanc...
  • Thelma Fountain
    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. This is a really good first person account of life during WWll in France. This was a fascinating story about serving in the French resistance. I love reading true life accounts and this one did not disappoint. recommend. ...

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