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Joachim Fest



Joachim Fest was born in Berlin in 1926 and educated in Freiburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. After the war, in which he served and was taken prisoner, he worked in radio and television before becoming a full-time writer. Following Speer¿s release from Spandau Prison in 1966, Fest worked closely with him as the general editor of Speer¿s memoirs Inside the Third Reich (1970) and Spandau: The Secret Diaries (1976). Fest¿s biography of Hitler is generally regarded as the finest biography of the German dictator in any language. He has been awarded numerous prizes for his historical writing.
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Plotting Hitler's Death

Joachim Fest
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Joachim Fest

The definitive and fascinating account of the many German plots to kill Hitler.PLOTTING HITLER'S DEATH brings the full story of German resistance against the Nazis to a popular audience. Time and again, small numbers of Germans, civilian and military, noble and ignoble, schemed to topple the Fuhrer, and on several occasions they came within minutes - or inches - of succeeding. Fest recounts the famous 1944 attempt and the lesser known 1938 attempt to topple Hitler. He also recounts the numerous isolated individuals and conspirators that plotted against the dictator. As powerful and compelling as any thriller, this vivid and absorbing account explores why they tried, why they found so little support either in Germany or outside it, and why they failed.