La ricostruzione definitiva, e accuratamente ricercata, della resistenza antinazista in Germania e dei molti tentativi compiuti per assassinare Hitler.
Nel 1933 Adolf Hitler divenne cancelliere della Germania. Poco dopo, tutti i partiti politici e la libertà di stampa erano solo un ricordo, e il dominio di Hitler sembrava completo. Eppure, nel giro di pochi anni, un improbabile gruppo di cospiratori – insegnanti, politici, teologi, persino un falegname – avrebbe tentato, per molte vie e ripetutamente, di porre fine al regno genocida del Führer.
Uccidere Hitler restituisce per la prima volta, con il ritmo serrato di un thriller, il drammatico resoconto dei tentativi ingegnosi, nobili, e fallimentari, messi in atto da pochi uomini e donne coraggiosi che si impegnarono in prima persona per provare a cambiare il corso della storia, e getta una luce brillante e di speranza, persino redentiva, sui giorni più bui che l’umanità abbia attraversato.
- ISBN: 883397488X
- 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
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
In this book Mr. Orbach does two separate things. First, he describes the people who plotted against Hitler (here, specifically people who wanted to overthrow Hitler, thus not the White Rose organization or Cardinal Galen who protested the acts of the regime), and how they set up their plots and how Leggi tutto
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