Courtroom dramas have always consumed the public's attention. There is a certain high-stakes drama that takes place in the halls of justice. Ann and John Tusa have collaborated to capture those emotions in their historical study of The Nuremberg Trial. The Nuremberg Trial isn't some bland textbook; the Tusas' personable narration delivers to listeners the countless personal stories at the heart of one of history's most infamous court battles. A deft performance by Ralph Cosham only serves to accentuate the care Ann and John Tusa have taken in relaying the facts of Nuremberg with humanity and insight.
Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international law. From the whimpering of Kaltenbrunner and Ribbentrop on the stand to the icy coolness of Goering, each participant is vividly drawn.
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“Fascinating… The Tusas’ book is one of the best accounts I have read.” (The New York Times)
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Ralph Cosham did a good job reading and did not intrude on the content
I found I needed to go back and read or listen again to other books to learn 'who is who'. And then do a Wikipedia search on the Trial and the Defendents.
(Shirer's Berlin Diary and Rise and Fall did convey the gut wrenching reactions of the time.)
Most interesting were the motivations of Judges and Lawyers involved compared to the Governments and politicians.
And to my thinking, a person only needs a genuine interest in the Second World War to find this book valuable.
I listened to this book immediately after my 2nd trip through William L. Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It was a very good complement, picking up the story of the Nazis that survived the war. But make no mistake, while Shirer's book is a reasonably thorough history of German politics from 1920-1945 at roughly 57 hours, this book is packed with a huge amount of detail, clocking in at almost 26 hours and covering the events of barely a year.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Ann Tusa and John Tusa have created a great piece of work on this subject. If you are a student of this period of history, you need to listen to this book. If you are a student of international law, then listen to this book. If you want to understand this period of history, then listen to this book. Ralph Cosham haunting voice really does justice to this book. This book covers the period, subject and opinions very well. It leaves for dead the movies and documentaries produced on the Nuremberg Trial.
There was one chapter on cryptography and I found it fascinating...
-attention to detail
-well paced and well written material
He lisps and sputters his way through his reading...
The interactions between the judges, the prosecution team, the defense team, and the defendants themselves are revealing.
The Nuremberg Trial is yet another book about events in Nazi Germany that feels it has to work very hard to convince you that the authors hate Nazis. It's both understandable, given the ever-insecure state of scholarship on the subject, and irritating because it feels a bit like being treated like a child. I enjoyed the book, but would have found myself far less critical of it, if it weren't full of hyperbolic mock-horror and disgust at the acts of the defendants. I'd be concerned that their other books are also wasting far too much time on overbearing, moralistic CYA.
Great reading. I would have liked more specifics about the cross-examinations.
not based on this book.
This is more about how a trial comes together and how lawyers work. Very little about the crimes and the criminals. Anything about the subjects is lost in legal talk and irrelevant details and adjectives.
Will not listen to any more of his. Too mono tone. He doesn't pronounce "S"'s very well. Sounds like he has a lisp which makes it hard to listen to. Lost interest early on and just started to skip forward. Maybe it was the book also.
Title. Subject. Potential.
Love this era. Have listened to many wwII books but this was like the Stalin book I listened to. Way to many irrelevant adjectives. They just stretched out the book without adding anything to the story. Maybe an abridged version would have been better. Overall the narrator nearly put me to sleep.
Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.
I started out very impressed by the huge amount of research which would have gone into this book, and the detail which explains even the smallest aspect of these prosecutions. I am an avid reader of non-fiction and I was keen to know more about this monumental time in 20th century history. It started very well, with some excellent points about how similar crimes and criminals are dealt with nowadays. But as the book wore on, it became nothing more than a monotonous recounting of events by a monotonous narrator. There is possibly no more important topic so perhaps there is no room for niceties such as engaging writing style or examination of topics from a different angle to maintain interest and attention. Jurists and serious students may well find it worth the trouble, but I bailed out half way. There are much more interesting (audio)books on post-war Germany and de-Nazification.
The book was incredibly well researched and one could tell some data (not at all important to book) were not updated with current information, it did nothing to detract from what was a solid listen.
Traveler, History buff. Mystery enthusiast. Battlefield explorer.
This book is more for the historically inquisitive or scholar. It's not a novel, but is quite compelling and interesting. The authors do extensive research and character development of each defendant.
From the putting together of the tribunal, to the executions, it is a fascinating tale.
Coshams narration is compelling.
Could only be of interest to an academic of of the subject. Sounds like someone reading a list of ingredients
"Excellent coverage of a historic event"
Was the Nuremberg trial of Nazi leadership merely 'victor's justice' of was it an attempt to base line international law against war crimes by rogue nations? I think this book has proven that the whole exercise was designed to portray some level of impartial justice by the victorious Allies and to establish a moral high ground for generations to come. Subsequent world events have proven that the freedom to be right belongs only to the West, leaving the rest of the world opinion as mere noise. So the West decides when revolutionaries become terrorists, and what cartoons are deemed offensive.
This very important detailed coverage has also highlighted how cooperation between diverse cultures was pivotal in dispensing justice. This cooperation on principles is another critical reason why the Allies were able to subdue the Germans. Also the abundant amount of resources at the disposal of Americans was the main reason why the defeated Germans preferred them over miserly Russians.
"I appreciated the attention to detail."
A kangaroo court or a genuine expression of the fair judicial process. You decide. I don't know.
loved it to the core.Thanks to audible,i would suggest this to all my familyt n friends
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