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Madame Fourcade’s
Secret War

The Daring Young Woman Who Led the Largest French Spy Network Against Hitler

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island comes the extraordinary, little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, who headed the largest and most influential spy network in occupied France during World War II. | Read more

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Author Lynne Olson

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“One of the great stories of the French Resistance…of one woman’s courage amid great danger, of heroism, defiance, and, ultimately, victory.”
—Alan Furst, author of A Hero of France

“A heroine who seems to come tailor-made for the movie screen— beautiful, rich, effortlessly elegant, and an absolutely indomitable spy for the ages.”
—Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse

Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain’s crucial role in that conflict. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called Olson “our era’s foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy.” | Read more

 

Lynne Olson’s Blog:

Madame Fourcade FUN FACT #10 - FUN FACT #10 When Fourcade died on July 20, 1989, at the age of 79, she became the first woman to be given a funeral at Les Invalides, a splendid complex of buildings in Paris that celebrates the military glory of France. Napoleon Bonaparte is buried at Les Invalides, as are dozens of other celebrated […]
Madame Fourcade FUN FACT #9 - FUN FACT #9 Fourcade was arrested twice during the war but escaped both times, once by stripping naked and forcing her slender body through the bars of a Gestapo jail cell in Aix-en-Provence. This photograph shows the scrapes and bruises Fourcade received from squeezing through a tiny opening in the bars of her cell. Fun […]

Lynne Olson’s Books

Lynne Olson is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941, and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest Hour. Among her five other books is Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. | View All

Those Angry Days BookCitizens of London BookTroublesome Young Men Book