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Disobeying Hitler

Disobeying Hitler

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ISBN
9780571284528
Published
06/08/2015
9780571284528
Format
Paperback
Price
£11.99
Paperback
496

About the Book

The extraordinary true stories of German resistance to Hitler's murderous orders at the end of the Second World War.
In the last months of World War II, Hitler ordered destruction across Europe on a massive scale: wrecking towns, ports, industries, museums and railways. Yet a brave few, many of whom paid with their lives, disobeyed Hitler's orders. In this fascinating and gripping book, Randall Hansen explores some of the great untold mysteries of the war. Was Rommel planning to open the Western Front to Allied forces as part of the plot to kill Hitler in 1944? Did Albert Speer single-handedly prevent the destruction of all features of civilised life across Europe? And did the actions of one Prussian general save Paris from total devastation?

The extraordinary true stories of German resistance to Hitler's murderous orders at the end of the Second World War.In the last months of World War II, Hitler ordered destruction across Europe on a massive scale: wrecking towns, ports, industries, museums and railways. Yet a brave few, many of whom paid with their lives, disobeyed Hitler's orders. In this fascinating and gripping book, Randall Hansen explores some of the great untold mysteries of the war. Was Rommel planning to open the Western Front to Allied forces as part of the plot to kill Hitler in 1944? Did Albert Speer single-handedly prevent the destruction of all features of civilised life across Europe? And did the actions of one Prussian general save Paris from total devastation?
  • Randall Hansen

    Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and a Chair in Politics at the University of Toronto. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Nuffield College, a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, and a Tutorial Fellow at Merton College Oxford, where he ran the PPE school. He has held visiting fellowships at UCLA, the Institute for Political Science (Sciences Po), Paris, the Humboldt University, Berlin and Trinity College, Dublin. His last book, The Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-5 was published in 2008 to great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award. He has given public lectures throughout Europe and North America, and regularly speaks on local, national and international radio. He divides his time between Toronto and Berlin.

“Hansen has done a fine job of rescuing from obscurity these few, morally hazy individuals, making decisions at the messy end of a cataclysmic war.”
- Ben Macintyre, The Times
“An excellent, carefully researched and well written account of German resistance. His conclusions will, of course, be music to the ears of some German readers.”
- Saul David, Evening Standard

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