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Quisling: A Study in Treason
This book is the first comprehensive political biography of Vidkun Quisling, whose name became an eponym for "traitor" as a result of the notoriety he gained from his collaboration with the Germans during World War II. Despite the recognition his name evokes, Quisling has remained a mystery. Hoidal places his life in historical context in order to better understand his act ...more
Hardcover, 916 pages
Published October 12th 1989 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Mar 15, 2008 Hugh Henry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: World War II fanatics only
This is one of the best biographies I have ever read. Hoidal reveals in exhaustive detail exactly who Quisling was and what his programs and strategies were for ruling Norway as its Fascist dictator. It is somewhat farcical when the reader realizes how ineffective Quisling actually was. He persuaded the Germans to take over Norway, hoping they would give him control and they never did. Instead, he and his German handlers tried ineffectually to sieze control of a nation determined to remain uncon ...more