An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler
ISBN10: 0306817713 ISBN13: 9780306817717 Contributors: Winston, Richard (Translator); Winston, Clara (Translator); Dulles, Allen W. (Foreword); Hoffmann, Peter (Introduction) Publisher: Perseus Book Group Published: Dec 1 2008 Pages: 256 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
When on July 20, 1944, a bomb--boldly placed inside Hitler's headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg-- exploded without killing the F hrer, the subsequent coup d' tat against the Third Reich collapsed. The conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. One of the few survivors of the conspiracy was Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi plot. Valkyrie, an abridgment of Gisevius's classic insider's account To the Bitter End, is an intimate memoir as riveting as it is exceptional.