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Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction, such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a pause-resistant narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler. Written by two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, author of Sold and Never Fall Down and coauthor of the young readers' edition of I Am Malala.

It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive at any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order - and left a few notes specifically for Hitler's men to see. Two SS agents climbed the stairs and told the boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said good-bye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm, and left. Upstairs there was proof, in his own handwriting, that this quiet young minister was part of a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler.

This compelling, brilliantly researched account includes the remarkable discovery that Bonhoeffer was one of the first people to provide evidence to the Allies that Jews were being deported to death camps. It takes listeners from his privileged early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to peace activists around the world - eventually putting this gentle, scholarly pacifist on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history. The Plot to Kill Hitler provides fascinating insights into what makes someone stand up for what's right when no one else is standing with them. It is a question that every generation must answer again and again.

©2016 Patricia McCormick (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Eerily similar?

Excellent. Things that Germany experienced as Hitler took over are eerily similar in today’s political environment.

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Gripping

Very interesting information of historical significance about a theologian who tried desperately to stop the evils of Hitler.

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A MUST read.

If you want to get your heart pumping, then I recommend this book. I was able to listen to it while out on my drive to go shopping and I came home to finish it while taking a soak from a long day. I feel motivated for seeing change!

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amazing story

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I was glued to my day to day life in my prayerss.

A chilling story of how the resistance sought to kill Adolf Hitler and tried to engage allies, who were non-committal. Bonhoffer wrestled with his duty to God and provided spiritual wisdom to the resistance. An amazing account of an extraordinary Christian. It is obviously used to being around the country for a long peri od of the

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interesting piece of history

shared in a succinct book and good content for the length of the book. thumbs up

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Plot to Kill Hitler is wonderful!

This book was so beautifully read by Mr. Verner, and Ms. McCormick treated this story with such care and emotion! This is the story of one of the hero’s of World War 2, one whose conviction of heart is awe inspiring! This is a powerful book to read!

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Captivating!

This is a beautiful, depressing, encouraging, and unforgettable story. The narrator did a great job sharing these emotions.

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My review of The Plot to Kill Bonhoeffer

An excellent narrator and a book every human should read. Ma y profound life lessons in it.