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Code Name Valkyrie: Count Von Stauffenberg and the Plot to Kill Hitler

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A biography of the German general who organized the elaborate but ill-fated plot to assassinate Hitler and end the Second World War.
Library Binding, 256 pages
Published April 1st 1973 by S. G. Phillips Incorporated (first published 1973)
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Ian Barrett-locker
This book is about a man named Claus von Stauffenberg and his plot to kill Hitler. Stauffenberg was the main assassin who got the closest to killing Hitler. He was able to get a bomb into the same room as Hitler, get out before the timer ran out and then have the bomb explode only a few feet from Hitler himself. a few thing did go wrong with his plans though. he was only able to arm half the explosive that he had thanks to the lack of left hand and a couple of fingers on his right. Another thing ...more
Feb 24, 2016 Rebekah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history buffs-fiction,WWII
Shelves: history, nonfiction
This was a very interesting read about one of the major plots to assasinate Hitler devised by the military. A movie starring Tom Cruise was recently made and as far as I know stays very true to the actual details of what happened.

This book is not exactally what I expected, I was wanting more of a historical account of what happened and this was more historical fiction. The facts seem to be true however, so it is not a huge loss or anything. This book follows prime conspirator Count von Stauffenb
Oct 06, 2013 Nick rated it liked it
The authors' purpose for writing this book is for information. I thought reading this book would bring more of the history aspect but it was more of a story then like a text book reading. This contains how people wanted to be stealthy and try to eliminate the worst killer of the 20th century. The author also wrote this with the lines of historical fiction. The main character, Stauffenberg, had a huge hate for Hitler and wanted to end his terrible reign. I just wanted to keep reading this book ...more
Jul 28, 2009 Dan rated it liked it
Very interesting -told as a story. I often wondered on small details about whether what iwas reading was fact from a source like a journal or if it was made up by the author for the stories sake (ex: all the thoughts/dreams he had while inthe hospital).
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