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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Edition Language:English
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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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Ed
    Jul 26, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

  • Giselle Bradley
    Feb 07, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

  • annapi
    Apr 18, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ?! ...

    "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,...

    George Cross Award Citation: "Mrs. Sansom was infiltrated into enemy-occupied France and worked with great courage and distinction until April 1943 when she arrested with her commanding officer. On the way to prison she succeeded in speaking to her commanding officer and for mutual pr...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Dec 13, 2018

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ?! ...

    "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,...

  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Jul 10, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

  • Steve
    Mar 17, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

  • T
    Mar 24, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ?! ...

    "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,...

    George Cross Award Citation: "Mrs. Sansom was infiltrated into enemy-occupied France and worked with great courage and distinction until April 1943 when she arrested with her commanding officer. On the way to prison she succeeded in speaking to her commanding officer and for mutual pr...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

  • David Eppenstein
    Jul 10, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

  • Kristin
    Apr 09, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Andi
    May 14, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

  • Jean
    Apr 18, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Mille
    Jun 07, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ?! ...

    "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,...

    George Cross Award Citation: "Mrs. Sansom was infiltrated into enemy-occupied France and worked with great courage and distinction until April 1943 when she arrested with her commanding officer. On the way to prison she succeeded in speaking to her commanding officer and for mutual pr...

  • Lou
    May 09, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

  • Scott  Hitchcock
    May 25, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

  • Cheri Branham
    Apr 11, 2019

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...

    3.5*'s Amazing story of this real life spy and what she endured as a captive of the Nazi. Her quick witted cover story that ultimately was responsible for her surviving the war. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • RoF
    Dec 07, 2018

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography of the WWII exploits of a 30 year old French mother of three young girls married to a...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordinary woman contributed significantly to the Allied effort and was willing to pay with ...

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    heard this author talking at a local bookstore and he made this sound interesting enough for me to want to read it ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    If I hadn't read the authors notes at the beginning, I would have thought that this was all fiction. What an amazing true story centred on a truly brave woman who fought mostly in secret for the allies. Totally blown away. Thank you for writing this down. ...

    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! ...