Target Hitler: The Many Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler

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This is the complete chronicle of all the attempts made to kill Adolf Hitler culminating in the July 20, 1944 bomb plot set by Colonel Klaus von Stauffenberg. But like all the preceding plots, the final attempt of 1944 also failed—even though it came very close to succeeding—and Hitler owed his survival to a few last-minute changes. The film Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise as von Stauffenberg, was a successful portrayal of that famous attempt. This is a first paperback edition.

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Overview

This is the complete chronicle of all the attempts made to kill Adolf Hitler culminating in the July 20, 1944 bomb plot set by Colonel Klaus von Stauffenberg. But like all the preceding plots, the final attempt of 1944 also failed—even though it came very close to succeeding—and Hitler owed his survival to a few last-minute changes. The film Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise as von Stauffenberg, was a successful portrayal of that famous attempt. This is a first paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936274024
  • Publisher: Enigma Books
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

James P. Duffy is a military historian and has written on the Civil War and the JFK assassination.
Vincent L. Ricci is a journalist.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction xv

1 A Question of Loyalty 4

2 The Early Assassins 15

3 Himmler's Bomb Plot 27

4 The Resistance is Born 38

5 Chamberlain and the September Coup 59

6 A Coup to Save the Peace 83

7 Pope Pius Aids the Resistance 105

8 "The Living Hitler Must Die" 117

9 Stauffenberg Takes Charge 143

10 "Valkyrie" 161

11 Aftermath of Failure 186

12 "A Gang of Criminals" 203

Bibliography 215

Notes 218

Index 221

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    Highly reccommended!

    Well researched and written in an exciting, pulse-pounding style. An excellent read.

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