Paul Kix presents The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
In the tradition of Agent Zigzag, author Paul Kix explores the life of unsung French WWII Resistance hero Robert de la Rochefoucauld in The Saboteur, an emotionally intuitive biography. Through this breathtaking story, Kix illuminates La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur, and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.
During his presentation, Kix recounts La Rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit—one of his many disguises and impersonations. Whatever the mission, whatever the dire circumstance, La Rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him.
Join us as Kix dives deep into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency.
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This program is free and open to the public, and is presented by The Institute for the Study of War & Democracy with generous support from the Strake Foundation.
Paul Kix is a Deputy Editor at ESPN the Magazine. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, New York, Men’s Journal, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.
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