Killing Hitler

The Plots, the Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Publisher's Summary

Disraeli once declared that "assassination never changed anything", and yet the idea that World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust might have been averted with a single bullet or bomb has remained a tantalizing one for half a century. What historian Roger Moorhouse reveals in Killing Hitler is just how close - and how often - history came to taking a radically different path between Adolf Hitler's rise to power and his ignominious suicide. 

Few leaders, in any century, can have been the target of so many assassination attempts, with such momentous consequences in the balance. Hitler's almost 50 would-be assassins ranged from simple craftsmen to high-ranking soldiers, from the apolitical to the ideologically obsessed, from Polish Resistance fighters to patriotic Wehrmacht officers, and from enemy agents to his closest associates. And yet, up to now, their exploits have remained virtually unknown, buried in dusty official archives and obscure memoirs. This, then, for the first time in a single volume, is their story.

©2006 Roger Moorhouse (P)2019 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Compelling . . . a page-turner for WWII buffs as well as anyone with a passion for the under-belly of political power in one of the last century's darkest regimes." (Publishers Weekly)

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