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Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944
     

Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944

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by Peter Hoffmann
 
This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg: poetic youth, soldier, Christian, nobleman, General-staff officer, Panzer-division quartermaster and operations officer, co-administrator of the papers and intellectual legacy of the poet Stefan George, and enemy of Hitler. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by his two brothers

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This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg: poetic youth, soldier, Christian, nobleman, General-staff officer, Panzer-division quartermaster and operations officer, co-administrator of the papers and intellectual legacy of the poet Stefan George, and enemy of Hitler. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by his two brothers and by several other family members and friends. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg's life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest administrative level.

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Library Journal
Originally published in 1955, this is the story of three brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus von Stauffenberg, whose lives evolve from idyllic childhood in a wealthy noble family to martyrdom in the resistance against Hitler.
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'… a meticulously researched biography … thought-provoking …'. The Boston Globe

'… the chief strength of Hoffmann's meticulously researched study is that it permits us to see the Stauffenbergs as men of their era.' Christopher Clark, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'What if the anti-Nazi conspirators had succeeded in blowing up Hitler in July 1944? While it would have shortened the war, it would have made little difference to the peace, argues Peter Hoffmann in this brilliant biography.' The Financial Times

'… a work of enormous erudition … The book also gives a gripping and authoritative account of the planning and execution of the conspiracy itself.' Jonathan Wright, Oxford University

'A model of dispassionate historical investigation and exposition … This book is a major contribution to a specific historical discussion and a model of immense erudition, exhaustive research, and intense moral concern.' Robert W. Whalen, American Historical Review

'… an immensely readable book, which locates Stauffenberg's life, career and personal political dilemmas in the broader intellectual and political history of the time.' Tim Kirk, English Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773571358
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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Peter Hoffmann is William Kingsford Professor of History, McGill University, and the author of The History of the German Resistance, 1933-1945.

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