The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando, by Paul Kix
The Saboteur tells the story of an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II - Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur - and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.
The bookrecounts La Rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit - one of his many disguises and impersonations.
Whatever the mission, whatever the dire circumstance, La Rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him.
More than just a fast-paced, true thriller, The Saboteur is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency.
“The Saboteur is completely engrossing and elegantly told, which means any reader of this work will inevitably want more and more.” - Washington Post
“A winner: the stories are fascinating, the pages nearly turn themselves, and La Rochefoucauld is a true hero.” - Kirkus Reviews