Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond

Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond

by Larry Loftis

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ISBN-13: 9780425281819
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 115,347
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Larry Loftis is an attorney, author, and adjunct professor of law.  He has published legal articles in the University of Florida Law Review, Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Florida Bar Journal, National Law Journal, and Florida Banking.  He received a BA from the University of Florida, an MA from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a JD from the University of Florida Law School, where he served on the Law Review as the senior executive editor and senior articles editor. He also served at the law school as a teaching fellow for Legal Research and Writing/Appellate Advocacy.

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Table of Contents

Map ix

Dramatis Personae xi

Preface 1

1 Forging the Anvil 3

2 Exiting Feet First 9

3 Spying For Hitler, Killing For Churchill 14

4 Magic 21

5 The Bee Hive 28

6 Too Many Devices 39

7 Passion and Addiction 46

8 Death in the Afternoon 54

9 "He's Not Dead" 61

10 Taranto and the Target 68

11 Casino Estoril 77

12 Pearl Harbor Warning 88

13 Cover-Up 99

14 I'll Kill Her 115

15 Butterflies and Carnage 123

16 Blown 133

17 Incomplete Canvas 146

18 The Art of the Silent Kill 154

19 "Turn Around Slowly" 165

20 Ticking 174

21 Five Lives 182

22 Shots Rang Out 189

23 Truth Serum 198

24 Auf 209

25 D-Day 221

26 Naked and Shaved 237

27 Ulla 241

28 Partisan Politics 247

29 Johnny 254

Epilogue 259

Sources and Acknowledgments 267

Appendix 1 August 19, 1941, Transmittal Letter from E. J. Connelley to J. Edgar Hoover With Pearl Harbor Questionnaire 273

Appendix 2 Popov Operations 277

Appendix 3 Ian Fleming's Bond and Potential Models 279

Appendix 4 Living Casablanca and Dr. No 285

Notes 287

Bibliography 339

Index 351

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Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Information was very interesting, but OMG all the names, all the code names... So confusing. One needs a map of sorts to keep them straight. The author also uses different code names of one person when describing one event. Even in the same sentence! Sometimes it is frustrating & overwhelming reading and trying to keep my interest in the story or just keeping the story straight. Took me over a year to make myself finish reading. So sad for such an interesting subject.
Blondi2 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. If you are into WW2, this is a must read. The "Art of Manliness" web site had a Pod cast on this. Check it out.