HANS BERND GISEVIUS
Title: Valkyrie: An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Da Capo Press December 2008
0306817713 / 9780306817717
Seller ID: 20090609157853
When on July 20, 1944, a bomb--boldly placed inside Hitler's headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg-- exploded without killing the Fuhrer, the subsequent coup d'etat 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.