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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis (Hardback)
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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 08/03/2018
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'The Saboteur is completely engrossing and elegantly told, which means any reader of this work will inevitably want more and more' - Washington Post

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's 'Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the best spy thrillers. This celebrates unsung hero Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur, and his exploits as a British Special Operations Executive-trained resistant

A scion of one of the oldest families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucauld was raised in a magnificent chateau and educated in Europe's finest schools.

When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucauld escaped to England and was trained in the dark arts of anarchy and combat - cracking safes, planting bombs and killing with his bare hands - by a collection of SOE spies.

With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germany's wartime missions and executed Nazi officers.

Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucauld withstood months of torture and escaped his own death sentence, not once but twice.

More than just a fast-paced, real-life thriller, The Saboteur is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, revealing the previously untold story of a network of commandos, motivated by a shared hatred of the Nazis, who battled evil and bravely worked to change the course of history.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007553808
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm


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'The Saboteur is completely engrossing and elegantly told, which means any reader of this work will inevitably want more and more' - Washington Post

'A mesmerizing book that builds up propulsive momentum until its final twists. It was a joy to disappear into this story. Like only the very best historical biographers, Paul Kix has turned years of deep reporting into a tightly coiled narrative that you never want to put down' - Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize winner 

'Kix had to do first-class detective work using primary sources to create this riveting story. Fans of World War II history will eagerly read this story, which is almost as exciting as a James Bond novel' - Library Journal

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