Valkyrie, An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler

Valkyrie, An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler

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Baker & Taylor
Provides an account of the unsuccessful military conspiracy against Adolf Hitler carried out by the generals on his staff in the summer of 1944.

Perseus Publishing

When on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly placed inside Hitler’s headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg— exploded without killing the Führer, the subsequent coup d’état against the Third Reich collapsed. The conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. One of the few survivors of the conspiracy was Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions in the Gestapo and theAbwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi plot. Valkyrie, an abridgment of Gisevius’s classic insider’s accountTo the Bitter End, is an intimate memoir as riveting as it is exceptional.



Blackwell North Amer
When on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly placed inside Hitler's headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg— exploded without killing the Führer, the subsequent coup d'état against the Third Reich collapsed. The conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. One of the few survivors of the conspiracy was Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi plot. Valkyrie, an abridgment of Gisevius's classic insider's account To the Bitter End, is an intimate memoir as riveting as it is exceptional.


Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press/Perseus Books, 2009
Edition: First abridged edition
ISBN: 9780306817717
0306817713
Branch Call Number: 943.086 HITLE GISEV
Characteristics: xv, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Includes index
This is an abridged edition of the full edition of To the bitter end first published in Cambridge, Massachussetts in 1947 and republished by Da Capo Press in 1998 with a new introduction by Peter Hoffmann. Originally published in German as Bis zum bittern Ende in 1946

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