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Mata Hari * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The original international woman of mystery, Mata Hari is maligned as a spy and a traitor. Having seduced a number of the most powerful men in Europe, she was accused of spying for both Allied and Central Powers during t Mata Hari * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The original international woman of mystery, Mata Hari is maligned as a spy and a traitor. Having seduced a number of the most powerful men in Europe, she was accused of spying for both Allied and Central Powers during the First World War. Mata Hari’s biography tells a different story. From her remarkable transformation from a captain’s wife and mother in the Dutch East Indies to the most celebrated stage presence in Europe, Mata Hari fought for what she believed in. Yet what she believed in was neither France’s independence, nor Germany’s superiority, but her own personal quest for luxury, adventure, and love. Inside you will read about... ✓ A Wife and Mother ✓ The Night of Horror ✓ Code Name H21 ✓ Becoming a Spy ✓ The Trial and Execution of Mata Hari And much more!


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Mata Hari * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The original international woman of mystery, Mata Hari is maligned as a spy and a traitor. Having seduced a number of the most powerful men in Europe, she was accused of spying for both Allied and Central Powers during t Mata Hari * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The original international woman of mystery, Mata Hari is maligned as a spy and a traitor. Having seduced a number of the most powerful men in Europe, she was accused of spying for both Allied and Central Powers during the First World War. Mata Hari’s biography tells a different story. From her remarkable transformation from a captain’s wife and mother in the Dutch East Indies to the most celebrated stage presence in Europe, Mata Hari fought for what she believed in. Yet what she believed in was neither France’s independence, nor Germany’s superiority, but her own personal quest for luxury, adventure, and love. Inside you will read about... ✓ A Wife and Mother ✓ The Night of Horror ✓ Code Name H21 ✓ Becoming a Spy ✓ The Trial and Execution of Mata Hari And much more!

30 review for Mata Hari: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 9)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    "A harlot? Yes, but a traitress, never!" — Mata Hari There are certain figures in history that I feel really drawn to and where I can just never get tired of reading more books and learning more about. Mata Hari is one of them. I've read quite a few books about her life, historical fiction as well as nonfiction. So when I saw that Hourly History had published a book about her it really kind of made my day. I didn't hesitate and started reading it on my Kindle right away. I've read my fair share of "A harlot? Yes, but a traitress, never!" — Mata Hari There are certain figures in history that I feel really drawn to and where I can just never get tired of reading more books and learning more about. Mata Hari is one of them. I've read quite a few books about her life, historical fiction as well as nonfiction. So when I saw that Hourly History had published a book about her it really kind of made my day. I didn't hesitate and started reading it on my Kindle right away. I've read my fair share of Hourly History books by now but I gotta say this one has definitely made it in my list of favorites. I would actually count it to be in my top three even. I don't know what it is about Mata Hari but her life has intrigued me for quite some time now, which is why I always jump on the chance to read about her. Maybe it's because she was a Dutch woman and as a Belgian I've always enjoyed reading about Dutch people from history but even more than that she led a pretty fascinating life and she made things happen for herself and her career by sheer willpower, which was unconvential at the time. This makes her ending even more tragic, in my opinion. I truly believe she was injustly imprisoned and executed, whether or not she really was a spy for the Germans or the French. So if you're looking for a short but at the same time informative and interesting book about the life of Mata Hari, this is definitely one I would highly recommend. It covered the life she led before her marriage, during her marriage, the start of her career as a dancer and courtesan all the way through the first world war and to her untimely death. You can absolutely pick it up and finish it in the same day, just like I did, even in just an hour. I took my time and still finished it really quickly. I enjoyed it immensely! 5 interesting facts I learned: •Mata Hari also went by the names of Margaretha "Margreet" Zelle, Gretha MacLeod and Madame Rouseau •She was born on August 7, 1876 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. •She was the eldest child and only girl in the family. •She married Rudolf MacLeod on March 1, 1856 who was 20 years older than her. The marriage didn't last and they ended up divorcing eventually. •Her codename was H21 (given to her by Karl Kroemer, the German consul in Amsterdam)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    Matter of fact narration of another controversial character that appeared during the early part of the 20th century. The author looks at the character of Mata Hari quite objectively and that is the best about Hourly History.

  3. 4 out of 5

    D. Thrush

    Mata Hari is a name that makes you think of a femme fatale spy. She was an exotic dancer and free spirit who claims she only went on one mission after being pressured to do so, yet she was executed for it. She had a fascinating life refusing to be constrained by the conventions of the times and lost custody of her daughter due to her lifestyle. I knew little about her and this short 53-page bio packs in a lot.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    I think that pretty much everything I knew about Mata Hari came from watching movies. But her really intriguing life was far more interesting and adventurous than any of the movies I ever watched. So if you're like me and looking for a short but interesting book about Mata Hari, this is defiantly one I would gladly recommend. It covers her life as a child growing up as the spoiled daughter of a business man who lost everything and could no loner support his family. It details her terrible, lovele I think that pretty much everything I knew about Mata Hari came from watching movies. But her really intriguing life was far more interesting and adventurous than any of the movies I ever watched. So if you're like me and looking for a short but interesting book about Mata Hari, this is defiantly one I would gladly recommend. It covers her life as a child growing up as the spoiled daughter of a business man who lost everything and could no loner support his family. It details her terrible, loveless marriage which helped lead to her life as a dancer and courtesan. I was shocked at now little time she was a supposed spy and why, to see her lover. We will never know but he most likely was the only man she ever truly loved. Her story is so sad, when you think about it, and yet still so very interesting. It's the story of a alluring woman who used her only real assets, her body and wits, to live the life of luxury she so wanted. She was really so terrible at being a spy. It seemed to me she not for being executed a spy. I feel like it was more because she became involved in wartime politics and was killed for being what they called immoral more than anything else. That and maybe because powerful men where hiding their own secrets. But even as she faced the firing squad she was true to herself. It’s quite a fascinating story, and I truly enjoyed reading about her life!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I knew very little about Mata Hari before reading this. I'd heard that she was a spy and that's about all I knew. As it turns out, what I had heard was a misconception. Mata Hari led an astonishing life. Her life at times had wealth, beauty, and fame, and at other times her life had poverty, discrimination, abandonment, betrayal. Her father first doted on her and then abandoned her, her husband cheated on her then claimed she was unfaithful and he ended up taking custody of her daughter, her man I knew very little about Mata Hari before reading this. I'd heard that she was a spy and that's about all I knew. As it turns out, what I had heard was a misconception. Mata Hari led an astonishing life. Her life at times had wealth, beauty, and fame, and at other times her life had poverty, discrimination, abandonment, betrayal. Her father first doted on her and then abandoned her, her husband cheated on her then claimed she was unfaithful and he ended up taking custody of her daughter, her many lovers used her as much as she used them, her dancing was risque and scandalous and yet it brought her great fame, she was recruited as a spy and yet she had no spy talent and she was quite naive about what being a spy meant, and in the end she was sick and dirty and confined in prison, ultimately executed by a firing squad. Her story is truly a case where truth is stranger than fiction.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    This is a rather interesting book in that it deals with a person whose name is synonymous with being a nasty spy yet it turns out this is really about a woman who took advantage of her looks and her free spirit to associate with a variety of men, men who sometimes ended up as enemies in WWI. Yet it doesn't seem like she was really an active spy. It seems she was condemned more for her free style of living (having sex with lots of different men) then her politics. She went through a terrible marri This is a rather interesting book in that it deals with a person whose name is synonymous with being a nasty spy yet it turns out this is really about a woman who took advantage of her looks and her free spirit to associate with a variety of men, men who sometimes ended up as enemies in WWI. Yet it doesn't seem like she was really an active spy. It seems she was condemned more for her free style of living (having sex with lots of different men) then her politics. She went through a terrible marriage, become a dancer and liked to live the 'high life.' The book discusses the 'trial' she was given where she was found guilty and sentenced to death. It would have been nice if the book had included some pictures of her.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mary Irvine

    I like the concept behind this series of books. Each book gives a flavour of its subject and encourages the reader to read further/deeper. Most people will know little beyond the name of Mata Hari and maybe she had 'something to do with spying'. This easy to read book gives a very good overview of her story. I hope people will be intrigued enough to read more of what is a fascinating character.

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Parker

    “I wanted to live like a colorful butterfly in the sun. A young imaginative exotic beauty she lived a bounty full life meeting wealthy men in the major cities of Europe and never made excuses.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    A woman who lived and loved well, only to be executed in war. An interesting read that briefly glimpses the life of a very beautiful woman who danced her way through the military hearts of both Germans and Allies alike. Accused of spying by both sides her fate was sealed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ivy Nunez

    Fascinating! I never knew anything about Mata Hari. Got curious so i read this ebook. I am glad i chose this ebook. 5 stars for it being a great source of concise info on biographies.

  11. 5 out of 5

    suzie pay

    Easy and informative excellent shame no pics that's all It was full of easy to digest facts even tho the amount of names got confusing still great easy book good quick read... and now I know more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    lc

    Mata Hari: A Life From Beginning to End This was a quick read. I read it in one afternoon, so it was not an in depth story. It was interesting.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Patitz

    Interesting story as it would be told by someone that loved Mata Hari.

  14. 5 out of 5

    josette ringuette

    Good read I learned a lot about this famous women. What a life. I think she would have been very interesting to know.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Flynn

    Easy Informative read Very interesting life Mari Mari had this book fills in much not commonly known. Reads quickly and never found it boring.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jim Parker

    This is a interesting biography about a free spirit caught up the wrong time and place.

  17. 4 out of 5

    pradip kumar deka

    People don't allow you to live independently.

  18. 4 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

    Michael McPeak

  25. 4 out of 5

    marvin leedy

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura Hodgson

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  28. 4 out of 5

    graham jukes

  29. 4 out of 5

    Casimer A Rutkowski

  30. 4 out of 5

    John

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