Synopses & Reviews
Fest recounts in vivid detail the events leading up to the July 20, 1944 attempt by German anti-Nazi conspirators to kill Hitler with a bomb, and for the first time, brings to a popular audience the full story of the German resistance.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-371) and index.
About the Author
is one of Germany's most prominent and respected journalists. Born in Berlin in 1926, Fest was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen and spent two years as an American prisoner of war. He is the author of The Face of the Third Reich
, praised by Hannhn Arendt as one of the most important books on the Second World War, and Hitler
, of which Time
wrote, "Fest tells the story as no non-German could, dispassionately, but from the inside." Fest lives near Frankfurt.