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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (January 7, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306809281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306809286
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Mr. Dulles tells some thrilling stories in Germany's Underground....It is a book of facts, but of facts far more strange and exciting than the fictions invented by writers of mystery stories." -- The Nation

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Allen Welsh Dulles (1893–1969), the younger brother of John Foster Dulles, held diplomatic posts in Vienna and Bern during World War I and was OSS station chief in Bern during World War II. Appointed director of the CIA in 1953, he was also the author of The Boer War and The Craft of Intelligence.Peter Hoffmann of McGill University is the author of The History of the German Resistance 1933–45 and Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905–1944.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Michael Green on September 24, 2001
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As an important American figure on the outside of Germany working in Switzerland, Dulles might have given us information not found elsewhere. Instead, he merely provides sketches of the important conspirators, gives some background, explains their part in the plot to kill Hitler or coax the West to support an overthrow of the Nazis, and explains that the conspirators either escaped the ensuing manhunts after July 20, 1944, or that they were tortured and executed. He provides a short description of how the Church was reduced to passive resistance, how the Germans might have chosen the East for salvation rather than the West, and how even Himmler and Goring aspired to step into the Fuhrer's shoes. The book is a mere skeleton of information found in greater detail in other books, especially Hans Gisevius "To the Bitter End." If you need your books brief and to read like outlines, this will serve. If you would prefer to read something like an insider's account, try Gisevius.
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