The Axmann Conspiracy: The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It
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The Axmann Conspiracy: The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It

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A trusted member of Hitler’s inner circle, Artur Axmann, the head of the Hitler Youth, witnessed the Führer commit suicide in Berlin—but he would not let the Reich die with its leader. Evading capture, and with access to remnants of the regime’s wealth, Axmann had enough followers to reestablish the Nazi party in the very heart of Allied-occupied Germany—and position himse...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Berkley Hardcover
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Good story, bad writing.

This book’s cover claims to present the story of how a handful of former Hitler Jugend leaders created a conspiracy to keep the Nazi ideals alive after the collapse of the Third Reich, and how their organization was infiltrated by the American Counter Intelligence Corps. On the face of it, this has the potential for a great story, and I started this book with great expectations.

None of these expectations were fulfilled and I was actually irritated by the time I finished...more
Peter McGarvey
Reads a lot like a thriller but it is the real goods on how the plans for Hitler's ultimate legacy were thwarted.
"The Axmann Conspiracy" is about what happened in Germany after Hitler committed suicide and how American Counter Intelligence officers uncovered and defeated the attempt by high-level Nazis to reestablish Nazi influence after the end of the war. Though Axmann was the one who got it all started, he was in hiding after the fall of Berlin. It was his fellow Hitler Youth officers--following his initial orders--that did most of the secret rebuilding of Nazi power.

The book started with Hitler commit...more
J. Bryce
Well done and highly recommended, though I didn't think it had "all the elements of a great spy thriller," as Douglas Preston allegedly said. Still, an interesting story about Artur Axmann, head of the Hitler Youth, and his effortss post-war to keep the spirit of Nazzism alive, and how he was [spoiler alert] ultimately unsuccessful in doing so.
John Ferringer
It's an interesting historical event, although nothing too momentous about it. I didn't really like the author's writing style, nor the need to continually repeat details that he had already disclosed previously.
Dana Mees-athuring
Read Martin Davidson's "The Perfect Nazi" instead, it's well written, well edited and engaging.
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