Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994766


Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book Description :

The little-known true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.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 Resistance organization--the only woman to hold such a role. Brave, 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 h...

Madame Fourcade s Secret War
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994773


Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book 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author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island “Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WASHINGTON POST In 1941 a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 he...

Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925693713


Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book Description :

The little-known true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in Vichy France during World War II. 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 Alliance, a vast Resistance organisation — the only woman to hold such a role. Brave, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence as Alliance — and as a result, the Gestapo pursued its members relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lo...

Summary   Analysis of Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Summary Analysis of Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Summary Analysis of Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book 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 o...

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997361


Last Hope Island Book Description :

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “...

Citizens of London
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812979350


Citizens of London Book Description :

Outlines the development of America's pivotal wartime alliance with England while focusing on the roles played by Averell Harriman, Edward R. Murrow, and John Gilbert Winant....

Noah s Ark

Noah s Ark


  • Author : Marie Madeleine Fourcade
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 1981-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 089083816X


Noah s Ark Book Description :

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Those Angry Days
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Those Angry Days


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400069743


Those Angry Days Book Description :

Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry in World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolation factions as represented by the government, in the press and on the streets, in an account that explores the forefront roles of British-supporter President Roosevelt and isolationist Charles Lindbergh. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)...

D Day Girls
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

D Day Girls


  • Author : Sarah Rose
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451495082


D Day Girls Book Description :

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to "set Europe ablaze." But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recentl...

R  sistance
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

R sistance


  • Author : Agnes Humbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608192458


R sistance Book Description :

Agnès Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940. Stirred to action by the atrocities she witnessed, she joined forces with several colleagues to form an organized resistance-very likely the first such group to fight back against the occupation. (In fact, their newsletter, Résistance, gave the French Resistance its name.) In the throes of their struggle for freedom, the members of Humbert's group were betrayed to the Gestapo; Humbert herself was imprisoned. I n immediate, electrifying detail, Humbert describes her resistance against the Nazis, her time in prison, and the horrors she endured in a string of German labor camps, always retaining-in spite of everything-hope for herself, for her friends, and for humanity. ...