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

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...

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Title:Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
Author:Larry Loftis
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Genres:History
ISBN:Code Name: Lise
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

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

  • Becky
    Jan 26, 2019
    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...
  • Giselle Bradley
    Feb 07, 2019
    4.5 Stars ...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 21, 2019
    This book was not what I expected. I figured, join up, train, go to Germany or wherever, sabotage, run like hell, rinse and repeat. First of all Odette was a courtier, but all the duties she had seemed to take a backseat to the story of her capture and the years that followed. You do n...
  • annapi
    Apr 18, 2019
    This is the story of Britain's most highly decorated spy, an astoundingly courageous and daring woman. It's full of action, suspense, and even romance - and it's all true. Though the term "non-fiction thriller" may seem oxymoronic at first, this book is a perfect example of the gen...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    Jan 27, 2019
    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 ?! ...
  • Joseph Finder
    Oct 15, 2018
    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 remarka...
  • Fergie
    Mar 15, 2019
    An unbelievable, truly moving story of WWII's most highly decorated spy. In honor of International Women's Day, I thought this would be a nice way to honor a woman who put aside her own personal safety and desires in order to stand up against injustice, tyranny, & evil. This bo...
  • John Machata
    Feb 15, 2019
    Liked it. Amazing true spy story. ...
  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Dec 13, 2018
    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Code 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 a...
  • Caitlin
    Mar 01, 2019
    "And there was something about the eyes - dark, determined...defiant. If his instincts were right, this was a girl who would throw herself headlong into danger. He wrote the letter." Code Name: Lise is a non-fiction thriller that tells the daring and riveting story of Odette Sansom,...
  • Steve
    Mar 17, 2019
    Started and finished this book in one day. It was a fascinating book on Odette Sansom who became a SOE agent, Britain's top spy agency during World War II and was sent to her homeland of occupied France in 1942 on a espionage mission. While on her mission, she was hunted by Germany's t...
  • Ivana
    Jan 26, 2019
    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. ...
  • T
    Mar 24, 2019
    I have nothing pithy to say about this book other than these 2 things: 1) read it 2) what are you waiting for, read it ...
  • Kat, aka
    Jan 02, 2019
    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 an...
  • Virginia Garrett
    Mar 14, 2019
    Excellent!! This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, you will cry. You will smile. You will fall in love with the characters. You won't be able to out it down. ...
  • Jen
    Dec 29, 2018
    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 fictio...
  • Chris
    Apr 11, 2019
    Code name:Lise. 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 occup...
  • Dick Reynolds
    Jan 29, 2019
    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. Rema...
  • Nissa
    Feb 02, 2019
    Set in occupied France during World War II, this is an exciting story of life as an SOE agent working with the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Odette Sansom. The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those liv...
  • Kristin
    Apr 09, 2019
    I have read a lot of books about WWII, both fiction and nonfiction. This nonfiction book stands somewhat apart from others I have read in that it is stuffed full of minute details with many names of German, French, and English people involved in the espionage game during the war. This ...
  • Peter
    Mar 29, 2019
    What is so fascinating about stories of spies in the field? Perhaps it's because, unlike war itself? once defined as hours of boredom and moments of terror?spies in the field suffer hours of terror and moments of boredom. There is no letup from the fear of discovery, and we readers...
  • Jean
    Apr 18, 2019
    The biography of Odette Sansom Churchill (1912-1995) is absolutely amazing. Odette was a French woman married to an Englishman. She left her husband and three children to return to occupied France as a spy for the SOE (Special Operation Executive Program, a British spy agency) The ...
  • Julie
    Nov 01, 2018
    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 ...
  • Jamie Canaves
    Apr 02, 2019
    Fantastic Nonfiction! (TW suicide/ torture/ concentration camps) I inhaled this fantastic audiobook! It?s nonfiction that is written like a novel about Odette Sansom, who basically ended up a spy in WWII because she decided to take the test to prove she wouldn?t pass when the SO...
  • Dave
    Nov 02, 2018
    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 thre...
  • Rae Bates
    Jan 24, 2019
    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. ...
  • Cheri Branham
    Apr 11, 2019
    Not good Did not finish the finish the book. Too wordy and not enough content. I'm sure it was a good story but I could not get into it ...
  • Bethany Tyler
    Apr 14, 2019
    3.5 stars. I kinda paused halfway through because it had to go back to the library.... But I really liked this! I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in WW1 and WW2 stories. ...
  • RoF
    Dec 07, 2018
    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads. 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 boo...
  • Angela H.
    Apr 08, 2019
    Amazing book written about the WWII from perspective of a SOE agent (Odette). She shares her life story, survival tale in the interrogation/concentration camp, and life after survival (job & family). Her bravery and patriotism are honored. Blog post to come! ...