Countdown to Valkyrie The July Plot to Assassinate Hitler

ISBN-10: 1848325088

ISBN-13: 9781848325081

Edition: 2008

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In a profusely illustrated account with numerous first-hand recollections and a new interview with Stauffenberg's son, Nigel Jones provides a clear, concise and accessible new history of the ill-fated July plot to assassinate Hitler.
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 3/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Nigel Jones is a former deputy editor of History Today and BBC History magazines who is now a full-time historian and biographer. He has written books on subjects as diverse as Rupert Brooke, Patrick Hamilton and Nazi Germany, appeared on historical documentaries on BBC TV and radio and written and reviewed for most national newspapers. He conducted the author interviews for the Daily Mail Book Club; and reads for serialisation for the Daily Mail. His reviews appear frequently in the Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review and History Today. Nigel is founder-director of He lives near Brighton in East Sussex with his partner and three children. Tower is his most ambitious project to date.

Introductionp. vii
Prologue: High Summer in the Wolf's Lairp. 1
A Good German: The Early Life of Count Claus von Stauffenbergp. 11
Seizing the State: The Irresistible Rise of Hitler's Nazisp. 24
Rule of the Outlawsp. 32
Hitler's March to Warp. 42
Hitler's Warp. 82
Lone Wolf: Georg Elser and the Bomb in the Beerhallp. 94
The Devil's Luck: Henning von Tresckow and the Army's Plots against Hitlerp. 112
Enter Stauffenberg: The Head, Heart and Hand of the Conspiracyp. 145
Valkyrie: 20 July 1944p. 172
Retribution: Hitler's Revengep. 236
Afterword with Count Berthold Schenk von Stauffenbergp. 273
Dramatis Personaep. 281
Guide to Sitesp. 292
Acknowledgements and Sourcesp. 295
Picture creditsp. 302
Indexp. 303
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