Code Name Madeleine by Arthur J. Magida audiobook

Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris

By Arthur J. Magida
Read by James Gillies

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393635188

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664600003

  • ISBN: 9781664764064

Runtime: 10.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020


The captivating story of the valiant Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of an Indian Sufi mystic and unlikely World War II heroine

Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father’s spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazi violence and the German occupation of France, Noor joined the British Special Operations Executive and trained in espionage, sabotage, and reconnaissance. She returned to Paris under an assumed identity immediately before the Germans mopped up the Allies’ largest communications network in France. For crucial months of the war, Noor was the only wireless operator there sending critical information to London, significantly aiding the success of the Allied landing on D-Day. Code-named Madeleine, she became a high-value target for the Gestapo. When she was eventually captured, Noor attempted two daring escapes before she was sent to Dachau and killed just months before the end of the war.

Carefully distilled from dozens of interviews, newly discovered manuscripts, official documents, and personal letters, Code Name Madeleine is both a compelling, deeply researched history and a thrilling tribute to Noor Inayat Khan, whose courage and faith guided her through the most brutal regime in history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intimate and compelling portrait of the most extraordinary undercover agent of World War II…[a] devout Sufi woman whose moral imperative was to fight fascism at all costs―even if that meant putting herself in mortal danger.” Giles Milton, author of Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy
“A tightly plotted spy thriller with an irresistible and improbable heroine at its heart, Code Name Madeline is a missing chapter of the annals of World War II. It highlights the still underappreciated role women played in defeating Hitler.” Kati Marton, New York Times bestselling author
“An absolutely gripping book. Noor Inayat Khan is brought alive in a way no one else has been able to do.” Lynne Olson, New York Times bestselling author
“Noor Inayat Khan is a woman for our age: a true heroine who faced down evil when she saw it and sacrificed her life for the cause of freedom. Arthur Magida’s biography is both a thrilling spy story and a moving portrait of her courage.” Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Arthur J. Magida

Author Bio: Arthur J. Magida

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English