The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II?Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur?and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain?s Special Operations Executive A In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as ...

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Title:The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando
Author:Paul Kix
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The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando Reviews

  • JBP
    Jan 19, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

  • Susan Ovans
    Apr 01, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

  • Jana
    Feb 22, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

  • Cheryl
    Mar 25, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

  • Marge
    Jan 15, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

    This could have been a great story about a French aristocrat who fought for the Resistance and escaped twice from Nazi prisons. Once afterward he even wore a nun's habit and slipped by Nazi soldiers searching for him. However, instead of focusing on that part of the story, the book s...

  • Frank Kelly
    Jan 25, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

  • Lisa  Carlson
    Feb 11, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

  • Cynthia
    Feb 15, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

    This could have been a great story about a French aristocrat who fought for the Resistance and escaped twice from Nazi prisons. Once afterward he even wore a nun's habit and slipped by Nazi soldiers searching for him. However, instead of focusing on that part of the story, the book s...

    La Rochefoucauld was an extraordinary fighter in the Resistance; imprisoned and tortured; escaped death by firing squad several times. I vaguely remember the trial of Papon, but was not aware of the particulars in regards La Rochefoucauld. I think the author could have done a bette...

  • Steve
    Dec 06, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

  • N.
    Mar 18, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

  • Dennis Hogan
    Jan 29, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

  • George
    Feb 15, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

    This could have been a great story about a French aristocrat who fought for the Resistance and escaped twice from Nazi prisons. Once afterward he even wore a nun's habit and slipped by Nazi soldiers searching for him. However, instead of focusing on that part of the story, the book s...

    La Rochefoucauld was an extraordinary fighter in the Resistance; imprisoned and tortured; escaped death by firing squad several times. I vaguely remember the trial of Papon, but was not aware of the particulars in regards La Rochefoucauld. I think the author could have done a bette...

    Well written book with lots of factual details from the perspective of a French aristocrat gentleman who becomes involved in the resistance. It was well-written and the flow kept me pinned to the book wanting to read more and more. Paul Kix worked for some highly acclaimed publications...

    It's astounding - the story, the man, and the resistance movement. A very good accounting of what went on. This would make a good pairing with We Die Alone. I don't usually read a book in a single day but this one had me from the beginning. Thanks, Paul! ...

  • Amy Layton
    Nov 09, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

  • Mary
    Feb 23, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

  • Linda Humberstone
    Apr 09, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

  • Ken
    Jan 19, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

  • Debby
    Sep 13, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

  • Sharon
    Mar 29, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

  • Patricia
    Jan 23, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

  • Paul
    Feb 10, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

  • Nissa
    Jul 01, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

  • Mary
    Feb 14, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

  • Bev Simpson
    Dec 30, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

  • Janet
    Mar 15, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

  • Nigel
    Feb 11, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

  • Casey Schesky
    Jan 12, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

    This could have been a great story about a French aristocrat who fought for the Resistance and escaped twice from Nazi prisons. Once afterward he even wore a nun's habit and slipped by Nazi soldiers searching for him. However, instead of focusing on that part of the story, the book s...

    La Rochefoucauld was an extraordinary fighter in the Resistance; imprisoned and tortured; escaped death by firing squad several times. I vaguely remember the trial of Papon, but was not aware of the particulars in regards La Rochefoucauld. I think the author could have done a bette...

    Well written book with lots of factual details from the perspective of a French aristocrat gentleman who becomes involved in the resistance. It was well-written and the flow kept me pinned to the book wanting to read more and more. Paul Kix worked for some highly acclaimed publications...

    It's astounding - the story, the man, and the resistance movement. A very good accounting of what went on. This would make a good pairing with We Die Alone. I don't usually read a book in a single day but this one had me from the beginning. Thanks, Paul! ...

    Outstanding page turner! Little known hero comes to life. This book is an outstanding read. Delving into the little known French Resistance' fighter Robert de La Rochefoucauld's exploits, Paul Kix masterfully tells the tales of bravery, courage and pain. A must read! ...

  • Steven Z.
    Mar 15, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

  • Pt
    Mar 05, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...

    Wonderful piece of narrative nonfiction, telling the story of La Rochefoucauld a french aristocrat turned SOE trained resistance fighter during Germany's occupation in WWII. Rochefoucauld received multiple honors including France's highest military distinction, the Legion of Honor. Thi...

    Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a young member of an aristocratic family when Germany invaded France. He wanted to fight the Germans and escaped to London to join de Gaulle's forces. However, he was trained by the British and then parachuted into France to join the Resistance. He was ve...

    I was going to write a review, but then saw that a Goodreads poster named Paul did it for me: "The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. ...

    A fascinating and interesting book Robert de la Rouchefoucauld came from a well to do family in France and became a spy during World War II. When the Germans invaded France, He escaped to England and learned how to plant bombs and learned the art of unarmed combat and how to use a knif...

    Just finished The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France?s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix, a biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. Reads like a page-turning thriller except it really happened. The book details the experience of a seventeen-year-old who finds his wa...

    Terrific book about resistance effort against the Nazis in WWII in France. Right up my alley. Focuses on a wealthy teenager who ends up making multiple missions, training other resistance fighters, attempts dangerous bits of sabotage, undergoes torture, you name it. Short book that fli...

    A portrait of one of France?s unsung hero?s. I enjoyed reading about him but to be honest was disappointed by the writing and, quite frankly, the lack of pictures. This bio needed pictures and paps to fully flesh out the life of grandeur lived and lost, the travels endured, the pri...

    Kix tells a very detailed and captivating story of amazing bravery. I've always had an interest in this horrific period in history and have read just about anything that I come across that takes place during this time, both fiction and nonfiction. This is essential reading for anyone i...

    This book was generally disappointing. There was too much that obviously was left to invention. The writer seemed to make much ado about almost nothing, too often. Had this man been a hero of France, I?m very sure we would know him well as that. He did have a famous lineage, but I su...

    This could have been a great story about a French aristocrat who fought for the Resistance and escaped twice from Nazi prisons. Once afterward he even wore a nun's habit and slipped by Nazi soldiers searching for him. However, instead of focusing on that part of the story, the book s...

    La Rochefoucauld was an extraordinary fighter in the Resistance; imprisoned and tortured; escaped death by firing squad several times. I vaguely remember the trial of Papon, but was not aware of the particulars in regards La Rochefoucauld. I think the author could have done a bette...

    Well written book with lots of factual details from the perspective of a French aristocrat gentleman who becomes involved in the resistance. It was well-written and the flow kept me pinned to the book wanting to read more and more. Paul Kix worked for some highly acclaimed publications...

  • Johnstonrw
    Dec 16, 2017

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

  • Bob Condra
    Feb 24, 2018

    Author Paul Kix?s extensive research into the life and times of French aristocrat Robert de La Rochefoucauld provides a close up look at the activities of the members of the French resistance during World War II. When the Nazis invaded France, Rochefoucauld was eighteen years old....

    This is the story of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. It opens with an introduction to Robert and states that it is a work of "narrative non fiction". When the war starts Robert, a teenager, escapes to the UK via the Pyrenees and Spain and in the company of some UK pilots for a time. There ...

    It is very rare when a work of non-fiction approaches a work of fiction. For a book to tell a story that is true, but keeps you riveted as if it were a spy novel, is special. Such is the case with Paul Kix?s first book, THE SABOTEUR: THE ARISTOCRAT WHO BECAME FRANCE?S MOST DARING A...

    ATTENTION: there are spoilers below that will not ruin reading the book. This is a book that deserved to be written, but by a better writer and scholar, with better editing and proofreading. Let's start with the last first: "chateaux" on the dust jacket is used as the singular, wher...

    If you're feeling upset about the general state of the world right now, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like WW2 nonfiction, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If you like French histories and biographies, I'd definitely recommend this book to you.  If yo...

    I was attracted to this book because of a long time interest in resistance movements during WW2. My Dad gave me one about Norwegian resistors when I was a teenager. We have a Norwegian heritage and I was enthralled with the stories of their exploits. I am always amazed at the courage s...

    A page turner biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. ...

    The writing in this historic biography is fantastic and the story is a thrill. Unfortunately there are too many blank spaces in the subject?s character to make for a truly compelling tale. We learn amazing things about what this man did during WWII, but little about the man himself. ...

    Well done. The writing was so good, you forget you're reading and get wrapped into the war torn plots, plans and danger of the time. Told from the perspective of the French and a resistance member. There were even more atrocities than I remember learning about in my history classes...

    This book has its ups and downs but it's worth reading through the duller parts for the exciting scenes. Robert de La Rochefoucauld was 16 when the Germans invaded France. From his family's chateau, all but his father (who was serving in the French army) watched the bombing of nearby S...

    An excellent biography of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat, who at nineteen joins the French/British resistance by becoming a fearless saboteur with the secret British group, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Robert is inspired by de Gaulle who is encouraging Frenchmen...

    Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine, Author Paul Kix introduces spy Robert de La Rochefoucauld (Roash-foo-coe) in his first book The Saboteur. This book is a testament to the resilient human spirit, the atrocities the Germans inflicted in wartime and a tie into another historical achiev...

    This is a true story about how a patriotic teenager, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who wanted to fight against the Nazis, gradually became a formidable resistant fighter and eventually trained others on how to create mayhem by sabotaging Nazi strongholds. He suffered torture when capture...

    I have read several of Patrick Modiano's books which focus on WW II in France and its aftermath. So it was interesting to read this story of a resistance hero, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. It definitely was a real-life thriller with amazing stories of deprivation and escape. I like...

    This was an interesting & action packed nonfiction book! At the start of WWII, Robert De La Rochefoucauld, was disappointed in his country's leadership for not taking a stand against the Germans and decided to join the resistance groups. He was an amazing man of many talents, and l...

    A fascinating and action-packed book about Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a young member of the French aristocracy who was repulsed by the ambivalent attitude expressed by many French citizens when Nazi Germany invaded in1940. As a vocal opponent of the occupation, his life was in danger ...