Questo libro è un nuovo e definitivo studio della cospirazione clandestina antinazista in Germania e dei numerosi tentativi che questa rete di resistenza organizzò nel tempo per assassinare Adolf Hitler. Hitler divenne Cancelliere tedesco nel 1933. Un anno dopo tutti i partiti politici erano stati messi fuori legge, ad eccezione del Partito Nazionalsocialista, la libertà di stampa non era che un lontano ricordo e il potere di Hitler sembrava inattaccabile. Eppure, negli anni successivi, emerse un improbabile gruppo, stranamente assortito, di cospiratori – tra i quali vi erano soldati, insegnanti, politici, diplomatici, teologi, e persino un falegname – che a più riprese tentò con ogni mezzo di mettere fine alla sanguinosa dittatura del Führer. Questo libro racconta la storia drammatica di questi eventi, così nobili, così ingenui, talvolta al limite dell’assurdo e condannati al fallimento. È una storia che a tratti toglie il fiato, mentre l’autore ci fa assistere in diretta a segrete riunioni notturne, profonde crisi di coscienza e duri scontri tra vecchi amici su come e quando abbattere il nazismo, su come progettare ed eseguire un piano omicida nei confronti del dittatore e su cosa fare dopo, in caso di successo. Lo sguardo innovativo di Danny Orbach getta nuova luce su una storia già nota perché si avvale delle sue conoscenze linguistiche, di archivi ancora poco esplorati e di una particolare attenzione rivolta ai metodi dei cospiratori, le loro motivazioni, le paure e le speranze. E analizza con l’occhio dell’uomo di intelligence, oltre che con quello dello storico, la rete clandestina e le sue dinamiche operative. Anche se oggi sappiamo com’è finita la storia, non avevamo finora idea di quanto vicini fossero giunti questi uomini, più e più volte, a un finale alternativo in cui il tiranno veniva abbattuto. Uccidere Hitler cambia radicalmente il nostro sguardo sulla seconda guerra mondiale e illumina di una luce chiara e brillante i suoi giorni più cupi.
- ISBN: 8833928012
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 420
One of the most consistent questions asked by historians about watershed historical events is “what if?” Counterfactual history may be an interesting intellectual exercise, but speculating when an “Adolf Hitler” could have been stopped, thus avoiding the carnage of World War II does not alter events Leggi tutto
I listened to this as an audio book. I really enjoyed it. I don't recall learning much abot plots to assassinate Hitler in school or college really. So, this was a great book for me. The only plot I knew about was really Operation Valkyrie. But, it was interesting to learn about the others; as well
This is a fresh and comprehensive review of the anti-Hitler resistance, specifically, those groups, cliques and individuals plotting to personally depose, or, usually, to assassinate Adolf Hitler, from their gradual beginnings at his rise in 1933 to the climax, the Valkyrie plot ending in the July 2 Leggi tutto
A fascinating account of the various plots against Hitler. For scholars of the period, the book may not cover much new ground. But for general readers, especially those of us in the generations born after WWII, it reveals just how heartbreakingly close some of these plots came to changing the course Leggi tutto
You know the saying "The devil takes care of his own"? My deeply Catholic mother reminds me of that one a lot when I complain about the way God arranges things; there is, she says, another power at work in the world as well. Whatever your theological outlook, you have to admit, the history this book Leggi tutto
ประวัติศาสตร์ของ “ฝ่ายต่อต้าน” ในหนังสือเล่มนี้ทรงคุณค่ามาก เพราะมันเป็นการจดจารึกเอาไว้ให้โลกจำว่า เมื่อครั้งที่ต้องเลือกระหว่างความสะดวกสบาย โหนเกาะผู้มีอำนาจเบ็ดเสร็จอย่างฮิตเลอร์ กับการเลือกเส้นทางที่ยากลำบาก ที่ท้ายที่สุดก็จบลงด้วยความตาย คนที่ถูกจดจำในฐานะ “วีรบุรุษ” ใช้ชีวิตอย่างไร หนังสือประว Leggi tutto
Had recently seen Valkyrie and thought I'd read this. I would say roughly a third of this book was about that project. All in all interesting read though at times I felt it was a little to much telling me who was at every meeting and event discussed in the book. I found some of the breakdown of the
How does this book have less than 4 stars? This is the most authoritative work on the German resistance that I have read. The author is impartial and well-researched. He strongly supports his assertions while backing them with references. Over ten years of research went into this book.
Capturing! Well researched You notice the hard work that was put into writing this book. It's funny that this subject is not commonly addressed or taught in history classes. I highly recommend it
Started reading this book with high expectations and indeed the beginning of the book seemed to answer them. Starts off nicely giving a detailed -but staying essential- background and builds up towards the first failed executions. The biggest by far part of the book is about the Valkyrie operation; j Leggi tutto
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