Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial by Joseph E. Persico
"A vivid reconstruction of the actions of the wartime allies and the Nazi elite at Nuremberg. Persico eaily carries us into a deeper understanding of the trials."New York Newsday.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.04(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.15(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Joseph E. Persico was the author of Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage; Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918–World War I and Its Violent Climax; Piercing the Reich; and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, which was made into a television docudrama. He also collaborated with Colin Powell on his autobiography, My American Journey. Persico died in 2014.
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Excellent book to study the issues and politics in the first international war crimes tribunal. The story was developed into a made-for-television movie and reading the book makes a person want to see the production. I was suprised that the author presented the Nazi's as more intriguing characters than were the allied lawyers. Hermann Goering was truly an amoral opportunist but he also had his disturbed sense of honor and a form of sadistic courage. The problem I have always had with the trials at Nuremberg is the fact that the Soviets sat beside the democracies as judges. It is true that the Russian people suffered terribly during the war but Stalin's regime was every bit as monstorous as Hitler's. The fact that the Bolsheviks sat in as prosecutors and tribunes tainted the ideals for which the war was fought. The democracies should have proceeded with their own evidence, witnesses, and documentations. The verdicts would have came out the same and the ideals would truly have been a benchmark for civilization to strive toward.