Quisling by Hans Fredrik Dahl
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Hans Fredrik Dahl


A Study in Treachery

By (author) See other recent books by Hans Fredrik Dahl
Translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife See other recent books by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $220.00
Your Price: $198.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Quisling by Hans Fredrik Dahl

Book Description

The word 'Quisling' is used all over the world as a synonym for 'traitor' or 'treachery'. The original Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945) was a gifted Norwegian army officer who earned notoriety when he sided with the Nazis on the first day of Norway's entry into the Second World War. Quisling's coup d'etat in Oslo on 9 April 1940 was immediately denounced as an act of arch-treason, and even Churchill spoke of 'the vile race of Quislings'. Hans Fredrik Dahl's 1999 biography makes use of a complete range of source material from Nordic, German, Italian and Russian archives, and of family archives now in the USA. He traces Quisling's ultimately futile career from his earlier internationalist career as a diplomat and businessman to the drama of his trial and execution for high treason in 1945.

Buy Quisling book by Hans Fredrik Dahl from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521496971
ISBN-10: 0521496977
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Hans Fredrik Dahl

Quisling by Hans Fredrik Dahl Quisling, Paperback (October 2007)

A 1999 biography of the notorious wartime Norwegian leader, Vidkun Quisling, whose name is still used as a synonym for 'traitor'.

» View all books by Hans Fredrik Dahl


UK Kirkus Review » Vidkun Quisling is world infamous, his name synonymous with treachery. This lucid account of the man's life, the first to be founded on his family archive, shows that he believed he did all for the best. It covers his bright childhood as a Norwegian pastor's son and his early career as a regular army officer. He left the army, took up philosophy and was drawn insensibly into the Nazis' web. When Germany invaded Norway in April 1940, Quisling took power momentarily when the govenment seemed to have run away, later becoming prime minister of the occupied country for several years. He surrendered power quietly in May 1945 and was shot after a show trial, still believing he had done all that he should. (Kirkus UK)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Quisling book by Hans Fredrik Dahl and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Hans Fredrik Dahl close
Quisling by Hans Fredrik Dahl
Recent books by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife close
Master Builder and Other Plays by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
Ashes by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
Quisling by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
Four Walls by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
Quisling by Anne-Marie  Stanton-Ife
BoomerangBooks.com.au close