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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

Into the Lion s Mouth The True Story of Dusko Popov World War II Spy Patriot and the Real Life Inspiration for James Bond It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspi

  • Title: Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond
  • Author: Larry Loftis
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspired Ian Fleming s iconic character A daring MI6 double agent who made Bond look timid Classified for decades by Britain s Official Secrets Act A spy who saved It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspired Ian Fleming s iconic character A daring MI6 double agent who made Bond look timid Classified for decades by Britain s Official Secrets Act A spy who saved D Day and warned of Pearl Harbor Plunging himself time and again INTO THE LION S MOUTH If you are a fan of thrillers this one just happens to be true , WWII military history especially D Day and Pearl Harbor , espionage Popov was an agent for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and the FBI or just want to know what really happened in CASINO ESTORIL which Fleming re created as CASINO ROYALE , this is your book Yes, Bond fans, the REAL James Bond had girlfriends, lovers including the enemy , intrigue, and world travel than Ian Fleming s creation As Tom Colgan famously Tom Clancy s editor said after editing the manuscript, It s a good thing this is nonfiction because it s too incredible to be a novel From On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy 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 From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleming The

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      Hello, everyone Big news on several fronts.Big News 1 CODE NAME LISE is being reviewed by ALL four of the trade journals Publisher s Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal This is very rare, especially for nonfiction Unbroken, for example, was reviewed only by two, and Boys in the Boat by three Here s the link for the Publisher s Weekly review, just in Hello, everyone Big news on several fronts.Big News 1 CODE NAME LISE is being reviewed by ALL four of the trade journals Publisher s Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal This is very rare, especially for nonfiction Unbroken, for example, was reviewed only by two, and Boys in the Boat by three Here s the link for the Publisher s Weekly review, just in News 2 CODE NAME LISE was just listed as one of Woman s Day s Best Nonfiction Books of 2019.Big News 3 We have received two offers for film rights of the book but we re waiting until the book comes out to entertain offers Finally, the book trailer for CODE NAME LISE is out, and can be seen on my website LarryLoftisCheers,Larry

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    1. Fairly pedestrian recount of the life of double agent Dusko Popov who operated throughout the European theater during World War II The most fascinating part was the revelation that several months prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Popov gave the FBI the questionnaire with information the Nazis wanted him to investigate Included in this document were questions about the layout, makeup, etc of the Pearl Harbor base Even though there was no date involved, the interest of the Axis powers was Fair [...]


    2. Intriguing, but not in the way intended What a wasted opportunity So much research went into this book, yet the resulting narrative was disjointed, muddied, and for me at times downright annoying Listen, I understand that writing an account of such complex events which enmeshed scores of people many of whom went by several names , spanned several continents, and involved multiple warring nations as well as neutral nations such as Spain and Portugal and their diplomatic and intelligenc < [...]


    3. Into the Lion s Mouth is the remarkable story of Dusko Popov Part spy, part patriot, his exploits inspired the creation of James Bond The book packs the punch of a cyanide capsule Larry Loftis s rich prose leaves you paralyzed, physically unable to tear yourself from a narrative so vivid that you actually smell the cigarette smoke hovering above the baccarat tables And feel the weight of the Luger hanging beneath your arm.Joshua Hood


    4. See this review and at TheRealBookSpyMany don t know this, I certainly didn t before reading Larry Loftis new book, but James Bond the character created and made famous by Ian Fleming is based on a real person Dusko Popov is the real 007 though he was never given that code name , and the true story of his life and career as a double agent is far compelling than anything Fleming, or anyone else for that matter, could ever dream up.I don t read many biographies, which I free See this review and at [...]


    5. The real life inspiration for James Bond proves to be every bit as riveting as any of Ian Fleming s creations Larry Loftis tale of true espionage, assassination and seduction is one of the most remarkable books we ve read all year.Born a Serb, Popov s fingerprints are all over 20th century history in this who s who of spycraft A master of five languages and seducer of women, Popov was schooled in London before making his way to Germany, where he was initially exiled by the Third Reich before The [...]


    6. A fascinating book for Bond fans and historians alike Loftis explores the real life story of Dusko Popov and makes an very strong case for why Fleming drew from Popov for Casino Royale We also get a real close look at the vital role espionage played during WWII and some surprising revelations ensue Popov lived the life of a double agent and he did it in a way that defies some of our real world pre conceptions of spies He was every bit the lady s man and enjoyed luxury accomodations almost ev A f [...]


    7. OkDid not think this book was that great Not that the subject matter was not interesting, but the telling was tedious almost a stream of consciousness of one event, letter and or incident without any unifying story line And the James Bond connection was tenuous and a small part of the book which was not as advertised.


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