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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306817717
ISBN-10: 0306817713
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Hans Bernd Gisevius

Hans Bernd Gisevius (1904--1974) was one of the most active conspirators in the July 20, 1944, plot to kill Hitler, and later a prosecution witness at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

Books By Author Hans Bernd Gisevius

To the Bitter End by Hans Bernd Gisevius

To the Bitter End

Paperback, August 1998