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The Resource Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond, by Larry Loftis

Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond, by Larry Loftis

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Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond
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Into the lion's mouth
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the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond
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by Larry Loftis
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True story of Dusko Popov, World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond
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the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond
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eng
Summary
August 1941. Serbian playboy Dusko Popov created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money -- which he had just stolen from the Germans -- belonged to the British. Watching at the sideline was none other than Ian Fleming. An operative for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and FBI during World War II, Popov seduced countless women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot. While MI5 desperately needed Popov to deceive the Abwehr about the D-Day invasion, they assured him that a return to the German Secret Service Headquarters in Lisbon would result in torture and execution. He went anyway
Review
Dusko Popov (1912–81) was an unlikely candidate to become one of the most successful spies of World War II. The son of a wealthy industrialist, Popov earned law degrees from the universities of Belgrade and Freiburg. Popov lived like a playboy: he gambled, lived well, and spent extravagantly on his numerous girlfriends. By 1940, he entered into German employ as a spy. Before beginning work for the Germans, Popov took this information to the British, and unofficially began working for them. Soon he was a double agent, in the employ of both the British and Germans. Author Loftis recounts the exploits of the model for Ian Fleming's James Bond character with great skill. He captures the stress, danger, and uncertainty Popov faced while trying to misdirect the Germans without making them suspicious and passing important information on to the British. A "Dramatis Personae" list at the start of the book helps readers keep the major players straight. VERDICT Loftis's account will have readers on the edge of their seats and immersed in this sometimes unbelievable tale. Recommended for World War II enthusiasts and those interested in real-life spy stories. --Chad E. Statler (Reviewed 06/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 10, p113)
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individual biography
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10516368
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Loftis, Larry
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940.54/8641092
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Popov, Dusko
  • Popov, Dusko
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Espionage
  • Espionage
  • Espionage
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
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the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond
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Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond, by Larry Loftis
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1578869
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24 cm
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First edition.
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xiii, 368 pages
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9780425281819
Lccn
2015039212
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780425281819
  • (OCoLC)923666020
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Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond, by Larry Loftis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780425281819
Lccn
2015039212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780425281819
  • (OCoLC)923666020

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