The Plot To Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

Paperback | February 20, 2018

byPatricia McCormick

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor, a pacifist with a gentle scholarly soul—and a man involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler.

The Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, waiting in his book-lined study, had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order—knowing Hitler’s agents would rummage through his files—and had even left a few notes specifically for them to see.

A black Mercedes pulled up in front of his home. Two SS agents climbed the stairs to the third floor and told the blond, boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said goodbye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm and left.

Patty McCormick’s compelling, thoughtful, and brilliantly researched account of Dietrich Bonhoeffer takes readers from his comfortable early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to key civil rights activists around the world—a path that would eventually put him on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history, Adolf Hitler.

With black and white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details—this book should be required reading for anyone interested in World War II.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor, a pacifist with a gentle scholarly soul—and a man involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler. The Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, waiting in his book-lined study, had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order—knowing Hitler’s agents would rummage throug...

Patricia McCormick is a former journalist and a two-time National Book Award Finalist whose books include Cut, Sold, Never Fall Down, and the young reader’s edition of I Am Malala. Sold was made into a feature film. Patty lives in New York. You can visit her online at www.pattymccormick.com.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 20, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062411098

ISBN - 13:9780062411099

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