This absorbing listen recounts one of the most famous assassination attempts in history: the July 1944 attempt on Hitler's life by high-ranking German officers. The story of the bombing of the Wolf's Lair headquarters is told here in great detail, from the initial planning to the tragic repercussions, and performed with all the necessary drama by accomplished narrator Steve West. Although the book was first published (to great acclaim) in 1964, this edition includes a new introduction by noted historian Roger Moorhouse. A must-listen for those fascinated by World War II history.
An enormous success upon its original publication in 1964, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler investigates the July 20, 1944, bombing of Hitler’s infamous Wolf’s Lair, a conspiracy led by Claus von Stauffenberg, a staff insider with access to the Fhrer. The first book to reveal the truth about the now infamous Operation Valkyrie, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler is “one of the most readable stories ever written about the war” (Sunday Times).
This classic is an exciting and shocking tale of modern sabotage packed with first-hand information about Stauffenberg’s tragic failed attempt on Hitler’s life. Written when those involved were still alive and testifying, Manvell and Fraenkel’s account is the most powerful and candid telling of the near-miss assassination of Hitler ever written.
©1964 Heinrich Frainkel. New foreword copyright © 2008 Roger Moorhouse (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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