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Mata Hari, The True Story

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published by Dodd Mead (first published January 1st 1999)
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Juniper Shore
Aug 23, 2015 Juniper Shore rated it it was ok
If this is the true story, I'll take fiction.

For those who are wondering, "Mata Hari" is the stage name for M'greet Zelle, a Dutch woman born in 1876, who changed her real name as often as she changed clothes. She married an abusive man, spent several years in the Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia), then returned to Europe, divorced her husband and made a name for herself doing nude dancing with an Oriental flair. After working through hundreds of lovers, she got caught up in espionage during
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Wendy
Dec 24, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I chose to read this book because I had heard references to Mata Hari and wanted to know her back story. It was difficult to find a book which gave an accurate, historical account of her life (many of them are embellishments or stories inspired by her), and I would recommend this book to someone looking for the history.

Not only did this book describe Mata Hari's life in as much detail as possible, it also provided good historical context which I also enjoyed reading. The author definitely had do
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Laura
Sep 16, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
Interesting - I found Mata Hari to be extremely self-absorbed, and (unless they hid a lot of facts) not that remarkable as a spy.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This was certainly a different type of reading for me, albeit very interesting. I'd always heard references to Mata Hari, so I decided to read about her to find out who she really was.
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