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:Nonfiction
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...
  • Marty
    Jan 31, 2019
    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 r...
  • Linda
    Feb 22, 2019
    This story has plenty of white-knuckle moments when I wanted to jump in and yell at Peter, Odette ("Lise") and others to "Get out of there." or "Don't believe him!" It's the true story of one of the most daring women agents who clandestinely entered France with other British agents to ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ?! ...
  • Monique
    Feb 14, 2019
    Review written: February 14, 2019 Star Rating: ???? Heat Rating: N/A Violence: There are some passages of brutal, on-page violence. An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. Odette Sansom is a name I had never...
  • 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...
  • BonnieL
    Feb 02, 2019
    Incredible story of a courageous, brave and indomitable woman spy in WWII. The scope of the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis in the war is almost lost in the recounting of the deaths of millions in their concentration camps - the mind simply cannot conceive of millions of Jews, Chri...
  • 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,...
  • Brenda
    Feb 20, 2019
    This book is a very interesting book about a woman who served as a spy for the English, in France, during WW2. The book really doesn?t have much information about her spy activities - most likely because as a courier, they wouldn?t have put her missions in writing. The auth...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Christy
    Dec 24, 2018
    ?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 tho...
  • 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...
  • Yvette (bookworlder)
    Jan 10, 2019
    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 ...
  • Tracy
    Jan 14, 2019
    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 fascinatin...
  • 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 ...
  • John Purvis
    Mar 14, 2019
    "Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy" eBook was published in 2019 and was written by Larry Loftis (https://www.larryloftis.com). This is Mr. Loftis' second book.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com ...
  • 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. ...
  • Dawn
    Jan 28, 2019
    This was a very well written book. This was the first book by this author. I only wish it were longer. ...
  • RMazin
    Dec 18, 2018
    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 ...
  • CoffeeBreakBooks
    Jan 27, 2019
    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 ...
  • 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...