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Most of us are aware of the attempt to assassinate Hitler but few know about those behind it. In this history Peter Hoffmann reveals the tragic and heroic life of Claus von Stauffenberg, South German aristocrat and would-be assassin of Adolph Hitler. He details Stauffenberg's formative years, showing how his relationship with his brothers Berthold and Alexander, their assoMost of us are aware of the attempt to assassinate Hitler but few know about those behind it. In this history Peter Hoffmann reveals the tragic and heroic life of Claus von Stauffenberg, South German aristocrat and would-be assassin of Adolph Hitler. He details Stauffenberg's formative years, showing how his relationship with his brothers Berthold and Alexander, their association with the circle of the poet Stefan George, and their professional and political development led them to resist the tyranny of Hitler and the German government, first through established channels but culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944. This book is based on a comprehensive collection of sources including family papers, correspondence and information from numerous contemporaries, and includes a collection of illustrative material. This second edition includes important information Hoffmann has discovered since the book was first published."...

Title : Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944
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ISBN : 9780773525955
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
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Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944 Reviews

  • Raymond
    2019-06-04 04:11

    Peter Hoffman’s, “Stauffenberg, A Family History, 1905-1944,” will ever be valued for its insights into Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, the highest echelons of the German army during the 1939-1945 war in Europe, the German nobility which existed in that era, the German opposition to Hitler, the German oppositions' actions and the Hitler assassination attempts, the biography of the brothers von Stauffenberg and all their family and - especially - Claus von Stauffenberg who led the planning for a coup d’etat and who attempted the assassination of Hitler. Some reviewer tagged, “Stauffenberg,” a work of erudition. Surely it is that; there are (nearly) 150 pages of appendices, notes and index. Hoffman is a scholar, not a fine writer, and he lays out more German army units, more names - titles and ranks - than nearly anyone could want. In total, the work is fascinating.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2019-06-27 09:55

    I love reading about heroes of WWII Germany who stood up to the Nazis and Hitler. This man stands out and I don't think he is spoken about enough. This book sucked me in and gave fantastic insight to who this man was without any of the Hollywood hype of "Valkyrie"

  • Peter Owens
    2019-06-13 09:53

    Somewhat dry, but a fascinating peer into the life of Colonel Claus, Baron von Stauffenberg, a main orchestrator in the final German assassination attempt on Hitler's life. Immaculately researched.

  • Ampersand Inc.
    2019-06-17 09:12

    This is a fascinating history of Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the plotters whose assignation attempt on Hitler failed in 1944.

  • Jindřich
    2019-06-25 08:00

    Neuvěřitelně detailní a precizní pohled na myšlenky Clause von Stauffenberga a potažmo i generality německého vojska.