Target Hitler

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The infamous reign of Adolf Hitler occurred half a century ago, but how he managed to escape so many attempts on his life remains a mystery. Target Hitler addresses the subject anew and is the only book for general audiences which recounts this fascinating topic in depth. Duffy and Ricci have pulled together the known and hitherto unknown facts about the German resistance to create an absorbing tale.

Although many Germans harbored deep hatred for the Nazis and risked their lives...

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Overview

The infamous reign of Adolf Hitler occurred half a century ago, but how he managed to escape so many attempts on his life remains a mystery. Target Hitler addresses the subject anew and is the only book for general audiences which recounts this fascinating topic in depth. Duffy and Ricci have pulled together the known and hitherto unknown facts about the German resistance to create an absorbing tale.

Although many Germans harbored deep hatred for the Nazis and risked their lives trying to topple the regime, most of these would-be assassins were forgotten or slighted in the history of that period. The authors wish to right that wrong. This eminently readable narrative concentrates on the efforts of a group of conspirators within the German army who first began to plot against Hitler in the fall of 1938, and whose story culminates in the famous July 1944 bombing. Bound together by their religious beliefs and a determination to rid their homeland of the Nazi scourge, some of these men were generals, one a field marshal. It is intriguing to think how the course of world history would have been altered had these men accomplished their mission. That fate denied such an outcome is tragic. But now, at least the bravery of those who tried to rid the world of the horror Hitler inflicted will be remembered as the heroes they are.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275940379
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 250
  • Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

James P. Duffy is a military historian. He has written about the Civil War and The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A Complete Book of Facts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 A Question of Loyalty 1
2 The Early Assassins 13
3 Himmler's Bomb Plot 25
4 The Resistance Is Born 35
5 Chamberlain and the September Coup 57
6 A Coup to Save the Peace 81
7 Pope Pius Aids the Resistance 103
8 "The Living Hitler Must Die" 115
9 Stauffenberg Takes Charge 141
10 "Valkyrie" 159
11 Aftermath of Failure 185
12 "A Gang of Criminals" 201
Notes 213
Bibliography 217
Index 221
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