The Plots Against Hitler by Danny OrbachThe Plots Against Hitler by Danny Orbach

The Plots Against Hitler

byDanny Orbach

Hardcover | October 1, 2017

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A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, freedom of the press was but a memory, and Hitler's dominance seemed complete. Yet over the next few years, an unlikely clutch of conspirators emerged—soldiers, schoolteachers, politicians, diplomats, theologians, even a carpenter—who would try repeatedly to end the Fuhrer's genocidal reign. This dramatic and deeply researched book tells the full story of those noble, ingenious, and doomed efforts. This is history at its most suspenseful, as we witness secret midnight meetings, crises of conscience, fierce debates among old friends about whether and how to dismantle Nazism, and the various plots themselves being devised and executed. Orbach's fresh research takes advantage of his singular skills as linguist and historian to offer profound insight into the conspirators' methods, motivations, fears, and hopes. Though we know how this story ends, we've had no idea until now how close it came—several times—to ending very differently. The Plots Against Hitler fundamentally alters our view of World War II and sheds bright—even redemptive—light on its darkest days.
Danny Orbach is a veteran of Israeli intelligence who studied for more than 10 years in Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Harvard Universities. As a historian, commentator, and political blogger, he has published extensively on German, Japanese, Chinese, Israeli, and Middle Eastern history, with a special focus on military resistance, disobedience,...
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Title:The Plots Against HitlerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786694573

ISBN - 13:9781786694577

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"A robust history of the German conspiracy against Nazism. Orbach (History and East Asian Studies/Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) combines intellectual inquiry with thriller dynamics. . . . A dense but gripping look at a historical counternarrative that remains relevant and disturbing." —Kirkus