Secret Germany: Stauffenberg and the True Story of Operation Valkyrie

Secret Germany: Stauffenberg and the True Story of Operation Valkyrie

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by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
     
 

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By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff insider with open eyes (and access to the Führer), was convinced that assassinating Hitler was the only way to prevent the destruction of the Fatherland and the deaths of millions. On July 20, he hid a bomb-stuffed briefcase at a high-level meeting. The

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By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff insider with open eyes (and access to the Führer), was convinced that assassinating Hitler was the only way to prevent the destruction of the Fatherland and the deaths of millions. On July 20, he hid a bomb-stuffed briefcase at a high-level meeting. The explosion tore through the room, but a table leg spared Hitler from the blast. The result was a witch hunt, a wave of executions, and a further pointless year of war. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh deliver an exhilarating and definitive portrait of the anti-Nazi movement (called "Secret Germany") that almost killed Hitler. Secret Germany is the story of "World War II's boldest plot-that-failed" (Time), a coup that was a moral and spiritual necessity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602392694
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
635,124
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.30(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Baigent (along with Richard Leigh) is the bestselling author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Temple and the Lodge, and of The Messianic Legacy. He was born in New Zealand in 1948. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from
Canterbury University, Christchurch, and a master of arts degree in mysticism and religious experience from the University of Kent, England. Since 1976 he has lived in England with his wife and children.

Richard Leigh was a novelist and short story writer born in New Jersey to a British father and an American mother. Leigh earned a BA from Tufts University, a master’s degree from the
University of Chicago, and a PhD from the State University of
New York at Stony Brook. He died in 2007.

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Secret Germany: Stauffenberg and the True Story of Operation Valkyrie 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it tells very little about the secret operation to assassinate Hitler and more about the background of the people involved. I was quite disappointed in the book and was bored throughout. It tells a little bit at the beginning of the book about the operation and then for the rest of the 200 some pages goes through the background. BORING. I'd recommend another book about the operation rather than this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to kill myself with a dirty horseshoe.