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Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944
     

Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944

by Peter Hoffmann
 

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ISBN-10: 0521629888

ISBN-13: 9780521629881

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg, a key figure in the 1944 coup attempt against Hitler. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and other family members and friends. The three Stauffenberg brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus, were inseparable both emotionally and intellectually.

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This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg, a key figure in the 1944 coup attempt against Hitler. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and other family members and friends. The three Stauffenberg brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus, were inseparable both emotionally and intellectually. Their view of human existence was rooted in their south-German aristocratic background, in classical antiquity, and in Christian culture. This 'family biography' describes how the brothers' professions and their political and military environments led them to take fundamental positions on their government's and Hitler's tyranny. Inevitably the book focuses on Claus Count Stauffenberg's military career and his fight to overthrow Hitler, culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg's life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest administrative level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629881
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Childhood, World War, new beginning; 2. Secret Germany; 3. Reichswehr; 4. Upset; 5. In the Third Reich; 6. Crisis and war; 7. In the General Staff; 8. Stauffenberg turns against Hitler; 9. Front line duty; 10. Conspiracy; 11. Internal coup plans; 12. External plans; 13. Assassination plans; 14. Launching the insurrection; 15. Uprising; Epilogue; Appendices; Glossary; Abbreviations; Sources.

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