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By Mary W. Craig

during this new biography, released to coincide with the a centesimal anniversary of her execution, Mata Hari is printed in all of her wrong eccentricity; a lady whose grownup existence was once a fantastical internet of lies, half-truths and magnetic sexuality that captivated males. Following the dying of a tender son and a sour divorce, Mata Hari reinvented herself as an unique dancer in Paris, earlier than eventually taking over the lifetime of a courtesan. She may have remained a half-forgotten member of France’s grande horizontale have been it now not for the 1st global battle and her disastrous selection to develop into embroiled in espionage.

What occurred subsequent used to be half farce and half tragedy that led to her execution in October 1917. Recruited through either the Germans and the French as a undercover agent, Mata Hari – codenamed H-21 – was once additionally virtually recruited by way of the Russians. however the risk free fantasies and lies she had informed on level had develop into a part of the lethal online game of double brokers in the course of wartime. suffering from the massive rate of battle, the French specialists had to seize a secret agent. Mata Hari, the dancer, the courtesan, the fantasist, grew to become the prize catch.

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