Target Hitler: The Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler

Target Hitler: The Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler

by James P. Duffy, Vincent Ricci

Hardcover(New Edition)

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The infamous reign of Adolf Hitler occurred half a century ago, but how he managed to escape so many attempts on his life remains a mystery. Target Hitler addresses the subject anew and is the only book for general audiences which recounts this fascinating topic in depth. Duffy and Ricci have pulled together the known and hitherto unknown facts about the German resistance to create an absorbing tale.

Although many Germans harbored deep hatred for the Nazis and risked their lives trying to topple the regime, most of these would-be assassins were forgotten or slighted in the history of that period. The authors wish to right that wrong. This eminently readable narrative concentrates on the efforts of a group of conspirators within the German army who first began to plot against Hitler in the fall of 1938, and whose story culminates in the famous July 1944 bombing. Bound together by their religious beliefs and a determination to rid their homeland of the Nazi scourge, some of these men were generals, one a field marshal. It is intriguing to think how the course of world history would have been altered had these men accomplished their mission. That fate denied such an outcome is tragic. But now, at least the bravery of those who tried to rid the world of the horror Hitler inflicted will be remembered as the heroes they are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275940379
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/24/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)

About the Author

JAMES P. DUFFY is a writer and lecturer. A life-long interest in military history led him to this, his sixth book. Previous books include Hitler Slept Late and Other Blunders That Cost Him the War (Praeger, 1991).

VINCENT L. RICCI graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism. Retired, he currently resides in Scarsdale, New York.

Table of Contents


A Question of Loyalty

The Early Assassins

Himmler's Bomb Plot

The Resistance is Born

Chamberlain and the September Coup

A Coup to Save the Peace

Pope Pius Aids the Resistance

"The Living Hitler Must Die"

Stauffenberg Takes Charge


Aftermath of Failure

"The Gang of Criminals"


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