Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international law. From the whimpering of Kaltenbrunner and Ribbentrop on the stand to the icy coolness of Goering, each participant is vividly drawn. Includes twenty-four photographs of the key players as well as extensive references, sources, biographies, and an index.
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About the Author
Ann Tusa met John Tusa at Cambridge University and are now married. Now writing partners, they are the authors of The Berlin Airlift and The Nuremberg Trial. They live in London, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book for students of law -- particularly International Law. It focuses in excrutiating detail about the discussions of how the Tribunal came to develop the charges against the defendants but skims over the evidence presented. If you want to know what the defendants told their interrogators, this book isn't for you. The book has a decidedly pro-British slant; according to the authors, if it wasn't for the British prosecutors and judges, the Tribunal would have been a disaster. American prosecutor Robert Jackson is a particular target of the authors. According to their interpretation, it's a wonder the guy could even tie his shoes. Most distressing, however, are the countless typographical errors, probably from scanning the book into Nook format. It looks as if no one bothered to proofread, and seriously detracts from the work. There are also fact errors: According to the appendix, Jodl apparently took three months to die on the gallows because his year of death is listed as 1947.
Really gets you involved in every aspect of the trial. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in WWII!