To The Bitter End

Paperback | August 22, 1998

byHans Bernd Gisevius, Clara Winston, Richard Winston

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When on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly placed inside the Wolf's Lair (Hitler's headquarters in East Prussia) by the German Anti-Nazi Resistance—exploded without killing the Führer, the subsequent coup d'état against the Third Reich collapsed. Most of the conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. The conspiracy involved a wide circle of former politicians, diplomats, and government officials as well as senior military men. The Resistance had started as early as 1933 and involved several planned putsches and assassination attempts. Hans B. Gisevius knew or met the major figures—including Beck, Canaris, Oster, Goerdeler, and von Stauffenberg—and barely escaped after the coup's failure. One of the few survivors of the German Anti-Nazi Resistance, Gisevius traces its history, from the 1933 Reichstag fire to Germany's defeat in 1945, in a book as riveting as it is exceptional.

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"The most exhaustive and authentic-sounding account of the conspiracy to kill Hitler. . . . An intimate, unadorned history of the Third Reich and, entirely incidentally, a very exciting spy-and-counterspy story".--"The New Yorker".

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When on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly placed inside the Wolf's Lair (Hitler's headquarters in East Prussia) by the German Anti-Nazi Resistance—exploded without killing the Führer, the subsequent coup d'état against the Third Reich collapsed. Most of the conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged...

One of the earliest and most active plotters, and later a prosecution witness at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Hans B. Gisevius (1904–1974) used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi conspiracy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.7 inPublished:August 22, 1998Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306808692

ISBN - 13:9780306808692

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"The most exhaustive and authentic-sounding account of the conspiracy to kill Hitler. . . . An intimate, unadorned history of the Third Reich and, entirely incidentally, a very exciting spy-and-counterspy story".--"The New Yorker".