Plotting Hitler's Death
By 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.