Book Discussion

The Marshalltown Public Library will host a book discussion of The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Nazi Commando by Paul Kix on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms.

The Saboteur is the story of French aristocrat Robert de la Rochefoucauld, who during the Nazi occupation of France was trained in the art of anarchy and combat by the Special Operations Executive, a collection of British spies. The Saboteur 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. It has received many rave reviews from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Alan Furst of The New York Times wrote of the book, “This is first-class adventure writing, which, coupled with a true-life narrative of danger and intrigue, adds up to all-night reading.”

Discussion copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s Check-Out Desk. Paul Kix will visit the library for a book reading and signing on Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Kix is a native of Hubbard, Iowa. He attended Iowa State University, and is currently a deputy editor at ESPN the Magazine. His work has appeared in New Yorker, GQ, New York, Men’s Journal, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and children. The Saboteur is Kix’s first book.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the library at 641-754-5738 ext. 4 or visit the library’s website at for more information.

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Date(s) - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Marshalltown Public Library