Nov 25, 2020
Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond
Posted by Larry Loftis

It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspired Ian Fleming s iconic character A daring MI6 double agent who made Bond look timid Classified for decades by Britain s Official Secrets Act A spy who saved It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspired Ian Fleming s iconic character A daring MI6 double agent who made Bond look timid Classified for decades by Britain s Official Secrets Act A spy who saved D Day and warned of Pearl Harbor Plunging himself time and again INTO THE LION S MOUTH If you are a fan of thrillers this one just happens to be true , WWII military history especially D Day and Pearl Harbor , espionage Popov was an agent for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and the FBI or just want to know what really happened in CASINO ESTORIL which Fleming re created as CASINO ROYALE , this is your book Yes, Bond fans, the REAL James Bond had girlfriends, lovers including the enemy , intrigue, and world travel than Ian Fleming s creation As Tom Colgan famously Tom Clancy s editor said after editing the manuscript, It s a good thing this is nonfiction because it s too incredible to be a novel From On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money which he had just stolen from the Germans belonged to the British From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleming The

  • Title: Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond
  • Author: Larry Loftis
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Into the Lion s Mouth The True Story of Dusko Popov World War II Spy Patriot and the Real Life Inspiration for James Bond It s time the world knew there was a REAL James Bond This narrative nonfiction thriller published by Penguin Random House reveals with hard evidence for the first time the man who unquestionably inspi

    Ctgt

    Fairly pedestrian recount of the life of double agent Dusko Popov who operated throughout the European theater during World War II The most fascinating part was the revelation that several months prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Popov gave the FBI the questionnaire with information the Nazis wanted him to investigate Included in this document were questions about the layout, makeup, etc of the Pearl Harbor base Even though there was no date involved, the interest of the Axis powers was Fair [...]


    Kay

    Intriguing, but not in the way intended What a wasted opportunity So much research went into this book, yet the resulting narrative was disjointed, muddied, and for me at times downright annoying Listen, I understand that writing an account of such complex events which enmeshed scores of people many of whom went by several names , spanned several continents, and involved multiple warring nations as well as neutral nations such as Spain and Portugal and their diplomatic and intelligenc < [...]


    Joshua Hood

    Into the Lion s Mouth is the remarkable story of Dusko Popov Part spy, part patriot, his exploits inspired the creation of James Bond The book packs the punch of a cyanide capsule Larry Loftis s rich prose leaves you paralyzed, physically unable to tear yourself from a narrative so vivid that you actually smell the cigarette smoke hovering above the baccarat tables And feel the weight of the Luger hanging beneath your arm.Joshua Hood


    The Real Book Spy

    See this review and at TheRealBookSpyMany don t know this, I certainly didn t before reading Larry Loftis new book, but James Bond the character created and made famous by Ian Fleming is based on a real person Dusko Popov is the real 007 though he was never given that code name , and the true story of his life and career as a double agent is far compelling than anything Fleming, or anyone else for that matter, could ever dream up.I don t read many biographies, which I free See this review and at [...]


    Bella

    The real life inspiration for James Bond proves to be every bit as riveting as any of Ian Fleming s creations Larry Loftis tale of true espionage, assassination and seduction is one of the most remarkable books we ve read all year.Born a Serb, Popov s fingerprints are all over 20th century history in this who s who of spycraft A master of five languages and seducer of women, Popov was schooled in London before making his way to Germany, where he was initially exiled by the Third Reich before The [...]


    Jack Lugo

    A fascinating book for Bond fans and historians alike Loftis explores the real life story of Dusko Popov and makes an very strong case for why Fleming drew from Popov for Casino Royale We also get a real close look at the vital role espionage played during WWII and some surprising revelations ensue Popov lived the life of a double agent and he did it in a way that defies some of our real world pre conceptions of spies He was every bit the lady s man and enjoyed luxury accomodations almost ev A f [...]


    Andrew

    OkDid not think this book was that great Not that the subject matter was not interesting, but the telling was tedious almost a stream of consciousness of one event, letter and or incident without any unifying story line And the James Bond connection was tenuous and a small part of the book which was not as advertised.



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