Nazi Spymaster: The Life and Death of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris

Nazi Spymaster: The Life and Death of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510717749
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 843,111
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gerhard Weinberg currently serves as the Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has been a member of the history faculty since 1974. He is the author of The World at Arms , The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany 1933-1939 , and Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements ix

Abbreviations xi

Introduction xiii

Foreword xv

Part I Officer of His Majesty 1

1 A Naval Cadet from the Ruhr 3

2 The Epic Last Voyage of the Dresden 10

3 Agent on a Special Mission 19

4 U-boat War in the Mediterranean 26

Part II The Struggle Against the Republic 35

5 Servant of Two Masters 37

6 The Murderers' Helpers' Helper 43

7 On the Side of the Putschists 49

8 Agent of the Counter-Revolution 56

9 Military-Political Secret Missions 63

10 The Shadow of the Past 73

Part III Rise Under the Swastika 85

11 Hitler's Military Intelligence Chief 87

12 The Duel with Heydrich 94

13 Between Führer, Duce and Caudillo 102

14 Ousting the Generals 112

15 A Double Game 120

16 Between Obedience and Conscience 127

Part IV Finis Germaniae 141

17 The Will for War 143

18 The Madness Unfolds 152

19 The War of Extermination - Act One 159

20 The Spirit of Zossen 170

21 'Now There is No Going Back' 178

22 Operation Felix 186

Part V The Triumph of the Barbarians 197

23 The War of Extermination - Act Two 199

24 The Struggle for Power with Heydrich 209

25 With His Back to the Wall 220

26 The Undoing of Canaris 234

Part VI Hitler's Revenge 249

Notes 259

Sources and Bibliography 336

Index 360

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