The Resource Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance, Joachim Fest ; translated by Bruce Little

Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance, Joachim Fest ; translated by Bruce Little

Label
Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance
Title
Plotting Hitler's death
Title remainder
the story of the German resistance
Statement of responsibility
Joachim Fest ; translated by Bruce Little
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • On July 20, 1944, as World War II reached its climax, a group of German anti-Nazi conspirators, led by a dashing, highly decorated young count, Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, detonated a powerful bomb at the East Prussia military headquarters of Adolf Hitler. Although the bomb miraculously failed to maim or kill Hitler, the explosion dramatically announced to the world the existence of a secret, indigenous opposition to the Nazi regime. In this definitive and compelling
  • New book, Joachim Fest, the acclaimed biographer of Adolf Hitler, recounts in vivid detail the events leading up to July 20, the tense and confused moments before the explosion, and the terrifying roundup and executions that followed. Fest recounts the heroic (and unsuccessful) efforts of senior military officials to persuade the Allies to help them oust the Nazis. He recreates the ill-fated schemes to blow up Hitler's private plane and to kill the Fuhrer at the opening
  • Of a museum exhibition. Cataloged here are no fewer than fifteen separate assassination attempts during Hitler's reign, attempts that on several occasions came within minutes - or inches - of succeeding, but tragically always failed: in some instances because of bad timing or poor planning; in others, because of the omnipresent scrutiny of the Gestapo or Hitler's own unerring instinct for danger. In the end, however, Joachim Fest's singular accomplishment is to portray
  • The human side of the German resistance - the conviction and resolve that gave them the courage to defy almost impossible odds, and the fatal indecisiveness that caused them to fail time and again. Plotting Hitler's Death will stands as one of the definitive accounts of a tortured and misunderstood era
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1926-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fest, Joachim C.
Dewey number
943.086/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.3
LC item number
.F3813 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Germany
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Attempted assassination
  • Germany
Label
Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance, Joachim Fest ; translated by Bruce Little
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The resistance that never was -- The army succumbs -- The September plot -- From Munich to Zossen -- The new generation -- The army groups -- Stauffenberg -- The eleventh hour -- July 20, 1944 -- Persecution and judgment -- The wages of failure
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 419 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036777937
Label
Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance, Joachim Fest ; translated by Bruce Little
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The resistance that never was -- The army succumbs -- The September plot -- From Munich to Zossen -- The new generation -- The army groups -- Stauffenberg -- The eleventh hour -- July 20, 1944 -- Persecution and judgment -- The wages of failure
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 419 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036777937

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