Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Larry Loftis / Aug 18, 2019

Code Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII s Most Highly Decorated Spy The true story of the woman who became WWII s most highly decorated spy The year is and World War II is in full swing Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father s footsteps by

  • Title: Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
  • Author: Larry Loftis
  • ISBN: Code Name: Lise
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  • Page: 180
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  • The true story of the woman who became WWII s most highly decorated spy 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 I The true story of the woman who became WWII s most highly decorated spy 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 384 pages Published January 15th 2019 by Gallery Books More Details Original Title Code Name Lise ISBN 1501198653 ISBN13 9781501198656 Edition Language English Characters Odette Sansom, Peter Churchill, Hugo Bleicher Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Code Name, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Women s biographies 2019 202 books 27 voters Biography Published in Year 2019 7 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 01, 2018 Julie rated it really liked it This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as a courier for the British SOE Special Organization Executive , whose function was to cause as much difficulty as they could for the Nazi through acts of sabotage The strength and courage this woman had in the fac This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as a courier for the British SOE Special Organization Executive , whose function was to cause as much difficulty as they could for the Nazi through acts of sabotage The strength and courage this woman had in the face of the Nazis was astounding and inspiring Throughout her work and capture what was most striking was her absolute fearlessness and absolute refusal to compromise the people she worked with no matter how the Nazi s tried to break her Code Name Lise shows us the strength of the human spirit when motivated by love and an uncompromising moral code that calls for action At the end of the story, the author addresses some of the historical controversies surrounding Odette Sansome and the role she played with the SOE For me, this added a depth to the book which I really appreciate It is not an easy story or an uncomplicated one It is one, however, I absolutely recommend I was privileged to receive a free copy of this book from NetGalley and the Publisher, Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves espionage, netgalley books, historical fiction, read have Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you re reading fiction Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette s story is inspiring and fascinating Leaving three young children behind while her husband is on the front lines, Odette volunteered to go behind enemy lines in Occupied France and work on behalf of the resistance At first, reluctant to become a spy and thinking Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you re reading fiction Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette s story is inspiring and fascinating Leaving three young children behind while her husband is on the front lines, Odette volunteered to go behind enemy lines in Occupied France and work on behalf of the resistance At first, reluctant to become a spy and thinking she d never make it out of training school, she became the most decorated woman in WW2 Britain Steadfast, determined, sure of herself, even after capture by the Germans and sent to the infamous prison camp, Ravensbruck, a world beyond the walls of hell Tortured to confess her compatriots names Condemned to death for her role Starved, denied medical treatment, locked in a cage, and yet still Tenacious, still steadfast What an amazing story that could well have been fiction if it weren t true.Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review flag 12 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Joseph Finder rated it it was amazing I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it s just splendid a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France A remarkable achievement that does honor to its subject It would make a great movie, and I ll be surprised if it hasn t already been optioned flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 29, 2019 Dick Reynolds rated it it was amazing It s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code named Lise She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer Remarkably, Odette had once been married and still had three children but she persuades a relative to take care of them while she fulfills her patriotic duty for France Odette is alone in Arles, France on Christmas eve It s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code named Lise She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer Remarkably, Odette had once been married and still had three children but she persuades a relative to take care of them while she fulfills her patriotic duty for France Odette is alone in Arles, France on Christmas eve 1942 and joins a group of German officers at their hotel After a feast of cake and several bottles of Cote du Rhone she persuades the Germans to move a piano upstairs where the sounds can be enjoyed by a greater number of hotel guests Not exactly a bit of spy craft but it does attest to Odette s cleverness Peter, Odette and several compatriots are captured by Nazis and taken by train to one of Germany s infamous prison camps Odette is subjected to some torture that even made me cringe but she would not reveal any military secrets Peter and Odette begin to have romantic feelings about each other during this period and told their captors that they were married even though they were not Because of Peter s last name, the Nazis believed that they had caught a relative of the British Prime Minister neither Peter nor Odette tried to tell them otherwise The Nazis sent an offer to England and offer a trade we ll give you Peter Churchill in exchange for Rudolf Hess England, however, would not agree to the switch Both Peter and Odette survive the war, are released from prison and travel to England where they eventually marry Because of her heroism during the war, Odette is selected to receive an award In a large ceremony the George Cross is presented to her by none other than King George VI, the only woman being honored along with 249 men Photographs, reference notes and the author s commentary are provided This is an inspiring book of non fiction that reads like a exciting and tension filled novel flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Zohar ManOfLaBook rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 For reviews and bookish posts please visit Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France Mr Lofits was a corporate attorney, but is now a full time writer.The one thing which I immediately realized by reading this book is that the author has much sympathy for his subject Odette Sansom, Lise, was not just the most decorated woman, but For reviews and bookish posts please visit Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France Mr Lofits was a corporate attorney, but is now a full time writer.The one thing which I immediately realized by reading this book is that the author has much sympathy for his subject Odette Sansom, Lise, was not just the most decorated woman, but the most decorated woman of the whole war.Code Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis tells an amazing story, and it s one of those book which I love, the author taking a real story and writing it as if it were a novel Mr Loftis creates a nerve wrecking narrative, filled with excitement and heroism I found the writing to be a bit clich at times, which was odd since the story is anything but.When people call about having a calling they should read this book, Mrs Sansom left her daughters in a convent to go to what essentially was spy school , because she simply had to do something to help during the war She learned to be proficient with many weapons, the difference in uniforms of the Axis armies, as well as master her new identity.The author describes in detail Mrs Sansom Lise s mission and ordeal while being captured She spent many months being tortured and thinking she will be executed, all being told to the reader in somewhat grisly detail In a game of lies, two big ones saved her, she pretended to be the wife of her commander, Peter Churchill, who pretended to be related to the famous prime minister.Peter wasn t related, but he and Odette got married after the war.This book is a fast read and the narrative is thrilling and intense This is an amazing story, I understand that Odette Sansom is famous in England, and I m glad her story is being told across the pond flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Steve rated it it was amazing A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her Sansom was sent to Frenses prison in Paris and then to concentration camps, Where she endured beatings, starvation, and torture But never gave them information She later became World War II s most decorated and A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her Sansom was sent to Frenses prison in Paris and then to concentration camps, Where she endured beatings, starvation, and torture But never gave them information She later became World War II s most decorated and the first female spy to receive the Victoria Cross flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 RoF rated it liked it I received a free copy thanks to.This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom s life during WWII However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value.Indeed, the most interesting part of the book is the last one, the chapter talking about the controversy after the war when different stakeholders published their memoirs and other tried to diminish them Since this fact checking portion clearly presents different I received a free copy thanks to.This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom s life during WWII However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value.Indeed, the most interesting part of the book is the last one, the chapter talking about the controversy after the war when different stakeholders published their memoirs and other tried to diminish them Since this fact checking portion clearly presents different arguments and points of view, it is a good conclusion.Several technical flaws in the uncorrected proof that I received made it difficult to read sometimes misplaced words, incorrect translation from English to French, lack of information for few pictures, confusion between real names and aliases especially Robert , etc Hopefully they will all be corrected for the official release.Overall, it seems that the author could not choose between different genres.It is half a romance novel because there is quite a high dose of chaste feelings between Odette and Peter her commanding officer and it is not a thorough biography because of the lack of supporting documents like letters, official records, pictures, maps if you are not familiar with the geography of Southern France, you need to find a map to better understand Odette s endeavors or other elements that an historian would use to support, illustrate and better explain the context And some important questions remain, for instance about the relationship between Odette and her daughters how did they feel when they finally reunited with their mom after the war Joy Resentment How did her mom try to explain her choices and re build a family bond And what does she do during 40 years after the war It is not a breathtaking action novel because of the too few details about Odette s accomplishments in her Resistance circuits Also, too many chapters end with phony cliffhangers, above all the preface or the chapter almost at the end when an SS officer gets close to the car where Odette is watching documents Some situations also look absurd and make the reader step back from the story to try to understand how a person described as a deeply sick skeleton due to starvation and physical and psychological torture can still walk and prefer to do some unnecessary things Additionally, when she is rescued, nobody seems to feel that the right decision would be to take her to an hospital This happens in the previously mentioned situation and again in London when they keep Odette waiting in the SOE headquarters until Peter s return.And it would have been useful to get insight from the main characters with psychological developments about their feelings, their decision making process and how they dealt with the consequences of their actions.One of the good points that I d like to highlight from this book is the explanation of the internal rivalries between MI6 and SOE in England and between Abwerh and SS in Germany That gives credibility to the story, especially when it deals with the German spy chaser Monsieur Jean.At the end, despite the writing which could be improved, you get Odette s portrait focused on the WWII period and a lot of questions to open discussion about heroism How do you take bold decisions Does a hero have to crave adrenaline and love the thrill How do you balance personal and collective interests Which values are important What is worth the risk flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Becky rated it liked it Shelves 2019familytreechallenge, 2019goodrule new, 2019reviews, librarybook, shareatea2019 First sentence Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs Premise plot The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you the true story of the woman who became WWII s most highly decorated spy Since I seek out fiction and nonfiction set during this time, it was enough for me to put the book on hold Odette, the spy, in some ways was your average person She was married Her husband was in active service can t remember which br First sentence Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs Premise plot The subtitle of this one tells you essentially everything you need to know to decide if this book is for you the true story of the woman who became WWII s most highly decorated spy Since I seek out fiction and nonfiction set during this time, it was enough for me to put the book on hold Odette, the spy, in some ways was your average person She was married Her husband was in active service can t remember which branch now She had three kids, three YOUNG kids True, she was a Frenchwoman living in the UK True, she knew some parts of France quite well and could speak the language fluently without an English accent But she certainly never saw herself as spy material But with a little convincing she said yes to serving her adopted country After some training and a lot of bad luck in actually getting to France, there she was part of the French Resistance What could go wrong Just about everything though not from day one, mission one For the most part she was a messenger carrying secret messages back and forth.My thoughts I was disappointed I think my disappointment has to do with the grand book I was promised in the jacket copy The jacket copy makes the book out to be a SWEEPING romance, a true love story Two spies fall madly, deeply, passionately in love while they work side by side for the Resistance He s her Commanding Officer, Peter Churchill They re arrested together Though separated for years, neither can forget their love The story is well researched I won t deny that It is based on a true story But I found it less thrilling and less romantic than the jacket copy makes it out to be I didn t find the man to capture them to be so much cunning according to the jacket copy as lucky One of the spies in Peter and Odette s circle or ring was just REALLY stupid, clumsy, gullible, immoral Odette and Peter were aware of this that their identities were compromised and they were being pursued but they reckoned on a few days of safety This wasn t so much thrilling cat and mouse chase as it was YELL AT THE PEOPLE IN THE BOOK As for their time in prison and concentration campsthis does make up the majority of the book I did find both to be strong and resilient not easily broken In fact, there was no breaking As I mentioned it s based on a true storyd the two did marry after the warbut they didn t stay married This was no life consuming LOVE to last the ages The author hints that perhaps she cheated on him and they then divorced She did marry a third husband in the 1950s, I believe flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Kat, aka rated it it was amazing This book was amazing I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust I m not sure why it was an ugly, ugly time I think it s because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people Like it did to Odette and Peter in Code Name Lise.This book was hard to read, because so much of it was ugly So many cruelties were inflicted in these pages But it was beautiful too, because they kept going They didn t flinch They ma This book was amazing I, like so many others, love reading f stories about the Holocaust I m not sure why it was an ugly, ugly time I think it s because in the end the good guys won, and we need to understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people Like it did to Odette and Peter in Code Name Lise.This book was hard to read, because so much of it was ugly So many cruelties were inflicted in these pages But it was beautiful too, because they kept going They didn t flinch They may have wanted to give up, but they didn t And they helped see that so many war criminals were put away, which was awesome After reading it, I have to give the book 4.5 stars, rounded up to five I m taking away half a point because there were just so many people, and it was hard for me to keep track but that was my fault, not the books Read it and enjoy flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Jen rated it liked it Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942.My problem with this biography are the conversations While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fiction I prefer a third person account unless conversations can be documented verbatim with appropriate footnotes.Odette Sansom was a French woman married to an Englishman and joined the SOE in 1942 I did like the referen Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis Odette Sansom Hallowes is also known as Odette Churchill and was recruited by the SOE in 1942.My problem with this biography are the conversations While some of these can be documented in general, using this as dialogue feels too much like fiction I prefer a third person account unless conversations can be documented verbatim with appropriate footnotes.Odette Sansom was a French woman married to an Englishman and joined the SOE in 1942 I did like the references to the SOE, Leo Marks, Colonel Buckmaster, and a few others because I was familiar with them from other books about the SOE It was a bit disconcerting to get to the end and read the criticism of some historians in regard to Odette s service While I admire the author for including the controversy, it left me a little unsettled about the roles of Odette and Peter Churchill It was a bit disconcerting to get to the end and read the criticism of historians in regard to Odette s service While I admire the author for including the controversy, it left me unsettled about the roles of Odette and Peter Churchill An intriguing look at the lives of some of the agents in occupied France, Code Name Lise examines the service of one of the most famous of the SOE agents and one who survived Ravensbruck concentration camp.If you are interested in the SOE and the intelligence operations in Europe I can recommend Leo Marks Between Silk and Cyanide The purpose of the SOE was to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe and later, also in occupied Southeast Asia against the Axis powers, and to aid local resistance movements Leo Marks, a cryptographer, headed the code department supporting resistance agents in occupied Europe for the secret Special Operations Executive organisation while Maurice Buckmaster was the head of F section Also another book about an SOE agent in France is Nancy Wake by Russel Braddon.Read in October.NetGalley Gallery BooksHistory WWII Espionage Jan 15, 2019 Print length 384 pages flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Onceinabluemoon rated it it was amazing 4.5 rounding up because I can t even imagine walking a day in her footsteps And she was a mother We are all made of different cloth, hers was steel, mine is lint, just stunned at her strength flag 1 likeLike see review Pamela Beautiful tribute and review, Blue Moon Though I m certain you re comprised of durable mettle than lint Then again, lint is fiber that stood th Beautiful tribute and review, Blue Moon Though I m certain you re comprised of durable mettle than lint Then again, lint is fiber that stood the heat and friction of a tumble but refused to be completely eradicated Jan 27, 2019 04 57PM Onceinabluemoon Pamela wrote Beautiful tribute and review, Blue Moon Though I m certain you re comprised of durable mettle than lint Then again, lint is fibe Pamela wrote Beautiful tribute and review, Blue Moon Though I m certain you re comprised of durable mettle than lint Then again, lint is fiber that stood the heat and friction of a tumble but refused to But blows away and falls apart fast I can t begin to comprehend putting yourself in harms way, especially with kids Jan 27, 2019 06 05PM Jan 24, 2019 Rae Bates rated it it was amazing Excellent book What an amazing story I am disappointed that I had never heard of this woman before now This book is well written and engaging flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Ivana rated it it was amazing I ve never heard of the most highly decorated spy woman until I came across this book What a book I felt as if I were reading a work of fiction Incredible story, incredibly well written flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves arc Life takes guts Lucille Ball is quoted to have said If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country During World War II thousands came together to do just this Odette Sansom was one of those.Odette Sansom is anything but average Her childhood battles are enough to make most weep She manages to overcome them and make it to adulthood Her struggles during childhood may have been what gave her strength t Life takes guts Lucille Ball is quoted to have said If anyone knows anything about this statement it is those who sacrifice their own safety, comfort, and sanity for that of their country During World War II thousands came together to do just this Odette Sansom was one of those.Odette Sansom is anything but average Her childhood battles are enough to make most weep She manages to overcome them and make it to adulthood Her struggles during childhood may have been what gave her strength to survive the pain she endured during her imprisonment 1942, Sansom leaves her children behind and joins the SOE This would have been considered unconventional at the time for a woman to leave her children and go off to war for some She is anything but conventional She refuses to sit in the safety of the British countryside while her friends and family struggle in France During SOE training, she learns special hand to hand combat, parachute, and weapons training All of which are new and secret training methods Her training in the SOE mirrors the training of another unit at the time, the 1st Special Service Force Aka the Devil s Brigade or The Black Devil s as the German s called them a joint unit of Canadian U S members, also protected by secret, activated 9 July 1942 The training was not average by any standard, even for men For women to go through it and to excel, took guts Sansom is sent to France under the command of Captain Peter Churchill He adds her to his unit when he realizes her merit and determination They fall in love despite her being married They complete missions in France She gets captured by Germans and sent to concentration camps where she suffers unimaginable torture at the hands of the Germans She doesn t give up Her story doesn t sound believable How can one person go through so much and survive Sansom did, but many did not Her story is an example of one of the many untold stories of men and women who gave up everything during World War II In 1950, Herbert Wilcox directed Anna Neagle in the British war film, Odette Neagle and Wilcox produced it A title card at the end of the film quotes Sansom Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis is an extraordinary and detailed story of a courageous mother of three who went on to become an SOE agent, a spy, for Britain and France This is a great read Thank you to Anabel Jimenez at Gallery Books, Simon Schuster, and Larry Loftis for the privilege of reading an advanced reader s copy flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 RMazin rated it it was amazing Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit As the war progresses, Odette s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the debt she owes her new country, Britain, beckons her to eventually become a member of the Special Operations Executive This is an intelligence, spy and sabotage organization aiding the French resistance It is extremel Odette, code name Lise, would not be anyone s obvious choice to become the most highly decorated woman of WWII Born in France, Odette overcomes childhood illness and later marries a Brit As the war progresses, Odette s call to patriotism, love of her first country France and the debt she owes her new country, Britain, beckons her to eventually become a member of the Special Operations Executive This is an intelligence, spy and sabotage organization aiding the French resistance It is extremely dangerous, yet Odette now Lise leaves three young daughters and her overseas husband to engage in missions as a courier Not only does Lise successfully aid the war effort, she eventually finds romance with her fellow officer But their operation could be compromised at any moment from spies within and without the environment where they ply their spycraft Loftis relates the perils of her predicament as she forges her new identity, tries to keep her temper and romantic inclinations in check and recalls her young daughters safe in England Her heroism, courage, intelligence and foresight strengthen her resolve and endurance when captured and tortured This book reads like a fast paced thriller as Odette transforms herself into Lise and maintains hope no matter how grave or inevitable the threat and fear Highly recommended and an excellent choice for many readers who have enjoyed the recent bounty of fiction about women who lived in these times.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Yvette bookworlder rated it really liked it Shelves firstreads Shortly after beginning to read Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non fiction The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent narrative thread And that feeling continued for much of the book, even through the torture Odette Sansom, code name Lise, endured at the hands of the SS This is World War II history that reads like a novel and ma Shortly after beginning to read Code Name Lise by Larry Loftis, I had to stop and double check that this was intended to be non fiction The writing was engaging, the story briskly paced, and even when giving brief back story of a new individual or situation, there was a consistent narrative thread And that feeling continued for much of the book, even through the torture Odette Sansom, code name Lise, endured at the hands of the SS This is World War II history that reads like a novel and manages to have a personal feel, even when the narrative seems to become split for a time between Odette, her commander Peter Churchill, and the German super spy catcher Hugo Bleicher.In telling the story of the SPINDLE trio Odette Lise the courier, Peter the commander, and their radio man Arnaud but focusing primarily on Odette, the author shines a light on a compelling aspect of World War II But in focusing on Odette, he brings into focus a woman who, despite her nettle rash temperament, displays the fortitude, determination, loyalty and optimism that made her a survivor.This is a story of dedication, bravery, love, and survival And it is an unflinching look at the horrors and atrocities of World War II Highly recommended to fiction readers who enjoy stories of the second World War In Lise, you will find a flawed but very real heroine.This review refers to an Advance Uncorrected Proof won through GoodReads, courtesy of the publisher All opinions expressed are my own flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 CoffeeBreakBooks rated it it was amazing I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this facet of women serving their country Odette, code name Lise, is determined, as are the other female agents, to do their part for the war, just as their brothers, husbands, and boyfriends are heading for the front I was captivated by this story of Odette Sansom, one of the women specifically recruited by Britain s SOE, Special Operations Executive, to serve as secret agents Loftis, through meticulous research including diaries, interviews, and archives, both engages and educates us with this facet of women serving their country Odette, code name Lise, is determined, as are the other female agents, to do their part for the war, just as their brothers, husbands, and boyfriends are heading for the front lines The author paints a picture with words, and the book reads like a novel Such a large part of WWII history is revealed in heart stopping and brutal detail The Resistance fighters were committed to the overthrow of the Nazi occupation by whatever means possible Enjoying history, I have read a number of books regarding the war, along with hearing many stories from family members who served I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Tracy rated it it was amazing CODE NAME LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive SOE Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinating and compelling As if that weren t enough adventure, she finds love along the way Written from actual mission reports and first hand accounts, this reads like an action novel I was both captivated and horrified CODE NAME LISE tells the true life tale of housewife and mother of two, Odette Sansom beginning in 1942 with her recruitment by the British Special Operations Executive SOE Starting with her training, then her missions, including her capture by the Germans, this story is fascinating and compelling As if that weren t enough adventure, she finds love along the way Written from actual mission reports and first hand accounts, this reads like an action novel I was both captivated and horrified by Odette s war experiences, but from the very first page I was hooked and couldn t get to the end fast enough to know what happened to her Does she live through the war Does her romance flourish Part thriller, part romance and all true I highly recommend this extremely well written and well researched story of the spy who became WWII s most highly decorated woman flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Sean Sims rated it really liked it From the first page to the last page Code Name Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story I found that I couldn t put the book down because I always wanted to know what would happen next At times I felt I was right beside the people in the story given the very descriptive explanations of the situation.While I greatly enjoyed the book it seemed in the end that p From the first page to the last page Code Name Lise pulled me in to the world of espionage during World War II Larry Loftis expertly intertwined the suspense and excitement of operating behind enemy lines with a love story I found that I couldn t put the book down because I always wanted to know what would happen next At times I felt I was right beside the people in the story given the very descriptive explanations of the situation.While I greatly enjoyed the book it seemed in the end that perhaps the espionage aspect of the book was glanced over in favor of the love story Overall I greatly enjoyed the book and felt it did well covering the many aspects of espionage and love during World War II flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Julie rated it it was amazing I won this book in a giveaway Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, Churchill s Secret Agents, in which present Day civilians were put through the training for SOE Special Operations Executive agents in World War II So I was quite pleased to read this excellent biography of an actual SOE agent, Odette Samson, who was a Courier for SOE in France Eventually arrested, she heroically refused to give the Nazis any information about SOE activities, even w I won this book in a giveaway Shortly before winning this book, I watched the fascinating series, Churchill s Secret Agents, in which present Day civilians were put through the training for SOE Special Operations Executive agents in World War II So I was quite pleased to read this excellent biography of an actual SOE agent, Odette Samson, who was a Courier for SOE in France Eventually arrested, she heroically refused to give the Nazis any information about SOE activities, even when she was tortured and almost starved to death by them Her heroism during the War led to her being awarded the George Cross and other honors, and she was, as the book s subtitle indicates, WWII s most highly decorated woman This book is very well written and inspiring flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Stuart Ashenbrenner rated it it was amazing This story is a non fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery It has everything that makes for a good book It took me only two days to finish this book It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father s footsteps, fights for her country during WWII She then falls in love with Captain Peter Churchill, and they go on mission after mission with one another.This was one of the books that makes you want to drive around the block an extra time This story is a non fiction book, but with so much thrill, intrigue, and mystery It has everything that makes for a good book It took me only two days to finish this book It bridges suspense into romance, as it chronicles Odette Sansom, who in her father s footsteps, fights for her country during WWII She then falls in love with Captain Peter Churchill, and they go on mission after mission with one another.This was one of the books that makes you want to drive around the block an extra time to keep listening For fans of audiobooks, Kate Reading did a fantastic job narrating this exciting story flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Mike rated it it was amazing Wow what a story intrigue, suspense, war, spy, romance, betrayal, history it has everything to keep you engaged in reading until you finish it and it s all true Not only does it make a great novel, but also would make a great movie Well written, flows excellently great job Larry Loftis I eagerly await your next novel flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Jep rated it really liked it A humbling true account of a female spy It s hard to imagine the horrors experienced by Lise, other POWs, prisoners, and Jews during WWII, but the words bring to life the past with vivid and startling imagery One ordinary woman s resilience and courage makes me believe that human beings at their best can achieve heroic acts for the good of others flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Barbara rated it really liked it A biography of a famous female spy during World War II, this book was much like a novel Odette Sampson Code Name Lise , became a spy for the British Firces in France The story was very suspenseful in places, especially during her arrest and residence at the prison in Fresnes, south of Paris flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Marty rated it really liked it I liked the book, but I did not love it Way to much drag in the mid section, and then I was somewhat dissapointed in the last part What happened to the children, what was their view regarding their mother Yes Odette was very brave, but it seemed her spy carrier was over before it really started I hope to read about various opperations flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Miki rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 another really good book some parts were a bit confusing for me though, especially the part when Lise was in France, but that may have been due to the fact that i was binge reading this book at 11 00 at night flag Like see review Feb 01, 2019 Cindy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Fabulous bookThis story is gripping often hair raising and true I so appreciate these books that remind us of our shared history and the heroes that lived it This book is such a worthwhile and inspiring read Just buy the book already flag Like see review Dec 07, 2018 Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves give aways Thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning about Britain s most decorated spy A piece of history I was unfamiliar with and the author told the story well flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Jerry Smith rated it it was amazing I loved the unfolding story of Odette Samson Fascinating bio and terrifically engaging writing flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Jsgenz rated it it was amazing This was a very compelling story I was sucked in however, I had to 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    Code Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Larry Loftis is the international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thriller, Into the Lion s Mouth The True Story of Dusko Popov World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real Life Inspiration for James Bond, which has been translated into multiple languages around the world.Prior to becoming a full time writer, Mr Loftis was a corporate attorney and adjunct professor of law. Lise Simms Elisabeth Caroline Simms, credited as Lise Simms born March , , is an American actress, singer, designer and dancer FreeVBCode code snippet Get a Short . File Name from This is the snippet Get a Short . File Name from a Standard File Name on FreeVBCode The FreeVBCode site provides free Visual Basic code, examples, snippets, and articles on a Birds of North America North American Birds Birds of North America, on this bird site you will find information and or images on not only North American birds but also North American sub species, vagrant vistors from other oceans and countries in the world including introduced species and some exotic birds Over , bird species and races photographed or listed. LISE M HUDDLESTON, MD, Obstetrics Gynecology in RUSTON LISE M HUDDLESTON NPI profile information LISE HUDDLESTON, VX Obstetrics Gynecology Doctors Physicians in RUSTON, LA pubfreeub PUBG For FREE PC XBOX ONE Click on VERIFY. Complete the verification steps install and open two apps for at least seconds or complete two surveys if on PC Check your email for the PUBG code. ArtofZoo Lise Irresistible Lise Zoo Porn Sex with Dog Please confirm that you are a Human by entering security code from the image below. Big Fish Games Forums To use the Big Fish Game Forums, you must agree to follow these Forum Rules Treat others with respect Harassing, attacking, threatening, provoking, calling unwanted attention to, name calling, insulting, or bothering other users, moderators, or Big Fish employees on the forums will not be tolerated. The Adi Shakti Yoga Centre Kundalini yoga classes and The Adi Shakti Yoga Centre located in Orleans, Ontario was established in the fall of by Lise Ram Das Kaur Latulippe The Studio offers yoga classes and workshops in the Kundalini yoga tradition. ngilizce bir an rne i frmtr The bank about drove me insane recently when they sent out new bank cards at the same time for two of my three accounts It took me about a week to figure out which card went to which account because I kept forgetting or misplacing them and then the papers they came with got mixed up my old cards are specially marked so I know which one is which.

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        Hello, everyone Big news on several fronts.Big News 1 CODE NAME LISE is being reviewed by ALL four of the trade journals Publisher s Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal This is very rare, especially for nonfiction Unbroken, for example, was reviewed only by two, and Boys in the Boat by three Here s the link for the Publisher s Weekly review, just in Hello, everyone Big news on several fronts.Big News 1 CODE NAME LISE is being reviewed by ALL four of the trade journals Publisher s Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal This is very rare, especially for nonfiction Unbroken, for example, was reviewed only by two, and Boys in the Boat by three Here s the link for the Publisher s Weekly review, just in News 2 CODE NAME LISE was just listed as one of Woman s Day s Best Nonfiction Books of 2019.Big News 3 We have received two offers for film rights of the book but we re waiting until the book comes out to entertain offers Finally, the book trailer for CODE NAME LISE is out, and can be seen on my website LarryLoftisCheers,Larry


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    1. This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their march on Europe At great personal expense, she left her family and her life to act as a courier for the British SOE Special Organization Executive , whose function was to cause as much difficulty as they could for the Nazi through acts of sabotage The strength and courage this woman had in the fac Thi [...]


    2. Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you re reading fiction Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, imprisonment, and desperation, Odette s story is inspiring and fascinating Leaving three young children behind while her husband is on the front lines, Odette volunteered to go behind enemy lines in Occupied France and work on behalf of the resistance At first, reluctant to become a spy and thinking No [...]


    3. I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it s just splendid a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names of dozens of unsung heroes who fought the Nazis on the backstreets of France A remarkable achievement that does honor to its subject It would make a great movie, and I ll be surprised if it hasn t already been optioned.


    4. It s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code named Lise She joins forces with an English officer named Peter Churchill who will be her commanding officer Remarkably, Odette had once been married and still had three children but she persuades a relative to take care of them while she fulfills her patriotic duty for France Odette is alone in Arles, France on Christmas eve It s [...]


    5. For reviews and bookish posts please visit Name Lise The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France Mr Lofits was a corporate attorney, but is now a full time writer.The one thing which I immediately realized by reading this book is that the author has much sympathy for his subject Odette Sansom, Lise, was not just the most decorated woman, but For reviews and bookish posts please vi [...]


    6. A great and interesting book on the life of Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent during World War II and was sent to occupied France after five failed landing attempts During her missions, she was hunted down by Hugo Bleicher, a top Gestapo agent and finally succeeded in capturing her Sansom was sent to Frenses prison in Paris and then to concentration camps, Where she endured beatings, starvation, and torture But never gave them information She later became World War II s most decorated and A g [...]


    7. I received a free copy thanks to .This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom s life during WWII However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones it is hard to evaluate its own value.Indeed, the most interesting part of the book is the last one, the chapter talking about the controversy after the war when different stakeholders published their memoirs and other tried to diminish them Since this fact checking portion clearly presents different I received [...]


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