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by Pat Shipman

eBook Femme Fatale: Love, Lies And The Unknown Life Of Mata Hari ePub
Author: Pat Shipman
Language: English
ISBN: 0297850741
ISBN13: 978-0297850748
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st Edition edition (2007)
Pages: 384
Category: Military
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 588
Formats: doc lit lrf rtf
ePub file: 1575 kb
Fb2 file: 1928 kb

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies,. has been added to your Cart. I have always been fascinated with the true story about Mata Hari, but I had never come across any books or articles that would give me an insight into her life and what she did and did not do whilst alive

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies,. I have always been fascinated with the true story about Mata Hari, but I had never come across any books or articles that would give me an insight into her life and what she did and did not do whilst alive. It is a very sad story and one cannot help siding with the protagonist. She lived a very full life and despite her end, one has to admire her guts and resilience in the face of so many adversities.

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Versatile biographer Shipman (To the Heart of the Nile, 2004, et. explores the life of an ineffectual undercover agent who was considerably more adept under the bedcovers. Born in Holland in 1876.

In 1917, the notorious Oriental dancer Mata Hari was arrested on the charge of espionage; less than one .

In 1917, the notorious Oriental dancer Mata Hari was arrested on the charge of espionage; less than one year later, she was tried and executed, charged with the deaths of at least 50,000 gallant French soldiers.

In this persuasive new biography, Shipman takes a fresh look at the alluring, scandalous, and most notorious female spy in history. 12 people like this topic

In this persuasive new biography, Shipman takes a fresh look at the alluring, scandalous, and most notorious female spy in history. 12 people like this topic.

Femme Fatale LOVE, LIES, AND THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF MATA HARI Pat Shipman To Alan Contents Acknowledgments Prologue 1. The Little Orchid 2. Different Lives . Unknown life of. Mata hari. 1. The Little Orchid.

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

Moralsa
During the First World War, just as during the Dreyfus case, officials in Paris needed a scapegoat for their deficiencies. This time, Mata Hari was a convenient victim.

In the author's words:
"The Allied commanders, especially the French, needed someone to blame, to punish—to defeat, as they were being defeated by the Germans.
And there she came, the perfect scapegoat: a tall, dark woman..."

So Mata Hari was sacrificed.

To quote the author again:
”Years later, after the Second World War, the prosecutor André Mornet spoke to a writer, Paul Guimard, about Mata Hari. Guimard wrote: “He did not confide in me to the fundamental basis of the [Mata Hari] affair, but he told me with a supreme indifference, ‘Between you and me, there wasn’t enough [evidence] to flog a cat.’”

Mata Hari's trouble was that she was getting too old to dance for the public and in any case the war made a stage career impossible. But she needed money to lead the kind of life she wanted and, in the end, she was not wise enough to fade into the background, to forego the luxuries she preferred.

She trusted so many men, so many officials; she had so much confidence in her ability to keep men enthralled. But even her last lover turned against her when she was charged with espionage.

Years after the execution, France went on to the humiliating defeat of World War II. France always loses ignominiously, as it did later in Algeria and Vietnam.

This book is well organized. The writing is clear, easily passing from one sentence to the next and one paragraph to another. The style is excellent.
one life
I have always been fascinated with the true story about Mata Hari, but I had never come across any books or articles that would give me an insight into her life and what she did and did not do whilst alive.

Now that I have read Pat Shipman's outstanding account of her life and death; also the reasons that probably led her to do what she did, I am much more the wiser.

It is a very sad story and one cannot help siding with the protagonist. She lived a very full life and despite her end, one has to admire her guts and resilience in the face of so many adversities.

The fact that she died couragesly facing (without a blindfold) a firing squad that was trembling more than she, is testimony enough to her faith in herself and - above all - her innocence.
Iraraeal
One main focus of this book was on the possibility that Mata Hari had syphilis, that she acquired it from her first husband, and that it caused the death of her children. Though some interesting information was presented regarding the treatment and prevalence of the in general disease, far too much space was taken by this consideration, which is rather a side-light to her career. Another point that deeply engaged Shipman was the gathering by French Intelligence of pseudo-evidence against Mata Hari:, the treatment of this seems comprehensive. But as with the syphilis theme, the results could have been summarized, rather than being documented and examined in laborious academic style.

The material on the Dutch involvement in the East Indies, and the life of the military there, was highly relevant and extremely interesting.

What was missing was any discussion of Mata Hari's artistic accomplishment. We are left ignorant of what she did or didn't learn from traditional Indonesian dance. Likewise, we are no wiser as to what people saw in her besides "novelty and nudity". Admittedly the only photographic record is in the form of risque postcards, but these show remarkable charisma and sense of drama. Surely there were reviews of her performances? She gave countless interviews: couldn't some of these could have been excerpted to reveal her aesthetic?

The image that emerges from this book's interesting but rather partial view of Mata Hari is of a brave, brilliant and audacious woman whom one would like to learn more about.
Cobyno
To be honest I got this book because I got interested in Mata Hari since the name was used for a fictional character in a novel I enjoyed and I realized I just did not know much about the historical Mata Hari. This is a reasonably well researched and written biography, but the author's pace is a bit tedious. About the first half of the biography (covering the period of Mata Haris life up until her final engagement with various countries trying to recruit her as a spy) are fairly engaging.The second half, which covers the few months leading up to her death really drag. The author's self-stated major discovery (that Mata Hari was infected with syphilis by her older and abusive husband) is stated much too often and is not used to contribute to the overall story. In addition, the remarkable transformation of Mata Hari to performer with super star status goes largely unremarked. All in all, could have been better.
Musical Aura Island
NOT disappointed at all. I love the oldish look and it’s protected with a plastic clear cover.
Nakora
The author insists she was not a spy for the Germans during WW2, as is commonly assumed.Well written, intriguing, colorful.
Ucantia
Very interesting story but the author should have gotten a better editor. An interesting book became tedious with details that are insignificant or restated many times over.
Great Book. Hard to put down.Different perspective by the aiuthor reveals that Mata Hari was a victim of Victorian times as much as anything else. Buy it, read it, you won't be disappointed.
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