|By (author):||Lewis, Greg|
|By (author):||Thomas, Gordon|
|Subject:||HISTORY / Europe / Germany|
|HISTORY / General|
|HISTORY / Military / World War II|
|TRUE CRIME / Espionage|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.43in|
|From The Publisher*||An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule|
Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial secrets to Allied spies. Some forged passports to help Jews escape the Reich. For others, resistance was as simple as writing a letter denouncing the rigidity of Nazi law. No matter how small the act, the danger was the same--any display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death.
Defying Hitler follows the underground network of Germans who believed standing against the Fuhrer to be more important than their own survival. Their bravery is astonishing--a schoolgirl beheaded by the Gestapo for distributing anti-Nazi fliers; a German American teacher who smuggled military intel to Soviet agents, becoming the only American woman executed by the Nazis; a pacifist philosopher murdered for his role in a plot against Hitler; a young idealist who joined the SS to document their crimes, only to end up, to his horror, an accomplice to the Holocaust. This remarkable account illuminates their struggles, yielding an accessible narrative history with the pace and excitement of a thriller.
|Biographical Note||Gordon Thomas was a political and investigative journalist in the United Kingdom and a two-time recipient of the Mark Twain Society Award for Reporting Excellence. A leading expert on intelligence and espionage, his books include the acclaimed Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. He died in 2017. |
Greg Lewis is a BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. He has produced more than sixty documentaries for television and radio in the UK. He is the coauthor, with Gordon Thomas, of Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE.