CRRL Picks: Great Lives 2014: Mata Hari

Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.

Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari By Shipman, Pat Book - 2007 921 Mata Available in some locations

Annotation:A portrait of the notorious early twentieth-century spy considers the theory that she may have been innocent of the charges for which she was executed, in an account that profiles her as a complicated seducer of men who had an unusual talent for manipulation.

Bad Girls
Bad Girls Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains By Yolen, Jane Book - 2013 920 Yo Available in some locations

Annotation:Harlot or hero? Liar or lady? There are two sides to every story. Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women.

Annotation:Dance Chronicles, vol. 26 no. 2, pg. 219-243, 2003

Annotation:Mata Hari was the stage name Dutch-born Margaretha Zelle took when she became one of Paris' most popular exotic dancers on the eve of World War I.

Annotation:Neither spy nor courtesan, Mata Hari became world famous for being a dancer and performance artist.

Annotation:The Massachusetts Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter, 1990

Annotation:The U.K. Daily Mail online, by Tony Rennell. 10 August 2007

My Name Is Mata Hari
My Name Is Mata Hari By Sylado, Remy Book - 2012 FICTION Syl Available in some locations

Annotation:At the turn of the twentieth century, exotic dancer Mata Hari lived and loved by her own rules.

Seductress Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love By Prioleau, Betsy Book - 2003 920 Pr All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:How did the seductresses of western history love-addle men and keep them in their pockets for life? The surprising answers explode all the myths.

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Tuesday, February 25 7:30 Pat Shipman, author of Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari, will speak about the woman who was adored and lusted after, and shot as a spy in 1917. UMW Dodd Auditorium