Femme Fatale

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

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In 1917, the notorious exotic dancer Mata Hari was arrested, tried, and executed for espionage - charged with the deaths of at least 50,000 gallant French soldiers. In this new biography, Pat Shipman explores the life and times of the mythic and deeply misunderstood dark-eyed siren to find the truth. Was she actually a spy? Mata Hari's life reads like both an action-packed adventure tale and passionate, poignant romance. Shipman reveals new information about this beautiful, brilliant, and dangerous woman, tracing the web of connections between her professional and personal lives that led to her tragic fall.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 131 x 196 x 29mm | 306g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0753824183
  • 9780753824184
  • 1,720,599

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"explores all aspects of Mata Hari's controversial life" DAILY EXPRESS "Shipman's research is impeccable" MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS "a compeling biography of a pioneering and independent woman" HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER "a life that is dramatic and moving" IRISH TIMESshow more

About Pat Shipman

Pat Shipman is a professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. Her book 'Wisdom of the Bones' (co-authored with Alan Walker) won the 1997 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for science writing. 'Taking Wing' won the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for science and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and named a New York Times Notable Book for 1998.show more

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