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Femme Fatale : Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari - Pat Shipman

Femme Fatale

Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari

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Published: 5th August 2008
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In 1917, the notorious Oriental dancer Mata Hari was arrested on the charge of espionage; less than one year later, she was tried and executed, charged with the deaths of at least 50,000 gallant French soldiers. The mistress of many senior Allied officers and government officials, even the French minister of war, she had a sharp intellect and a golden tongue fluent in several languages; she also traveled widely throughout war-torn Europe, with seeming disregard for the political and strategic alliances and borders. But was she actually a spy? In this persuasive new biography, Pat Shipman explores the life and times of the mythic and deeply misunderstood dark-eyed siren to find the truth.

"The melodramatic true story of a mythic grand horizontal, told with clarity and understanding."--Kirkus Reviews "[E]ngrossing . . . casting Mata Hari's rise and fall against the background of her life, the turmoil of World War I and, ultimately, the moral standards of the era. . . . Shipman teases out the details with a novelist's skill.--Bloomberg News "An engrossing tale that sheds new light on a mysterious woman."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Both suspenseful and shocking . . . Shipman tells her story with interest and spirit."--Los Angeles Times An engrossing tale that sheds new light on a mysterious woman. --Atlanta Journal-Constitution" Both suspenseful and shocking . . . Shipman tells her story with interest and spirit. --Los Angeles Times" The melodramatic true story of a mythic grand horizontal, told with clarity and understanding. --Kirkus Reviews" [E]ngrossing . . . casting Mata Hari s rise and fall against the background of her life, the turmoil of World War I and, ultimately, the moral standards of the era. . . . Shipman teases out the details with a novelist s skill.--Bloomberg News" -An engrossing tale that sheds new light on a mysterious woman.---Atlanta Journal-Constitution -Both suspenseful and shocking . . . Shipman tells her story with interest and spirit.---Los Angeles Times -The melodramatic true story of a mythic grand horizontal, told with clarity and understanding.---Kirkus Reviews -[E]ngrossing . . . casting Mata Hari's rise and fall against the background of her life, the turmoil of World War I and, ultimately, the moral standards of the era. . . . Shipman teases out the details with a novelist's skill.--Bloomberg News

ISBN: 9780060817312
ISBN-10: 0060817313
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 5th August 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.35