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Target: America: Hitler's Plan to Attack the United States

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Details the Third Reich’s shocking plans for worldwide offensives using secret weapons, including Hitler’s plan to bring World War II to the American homeland.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Lyons Press (first published April 30th 2004)
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Eric Lee
Oct 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
What a great idea for a book: a review of the all the German plans, some completely bonkers, some plausible, to strike back at the United States during the Second World War. One of the striking things about that war (and the First World War as well) is that at no point was the security of the American homeland in any real danger. No other major power had that experience in the war, and most suffered terrible and ongoing attacks.

The German plans (and some Italian ones thrown in as well) included
Craig Brown
Interesting info - detailed
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Duffy's "Target America" is an interesting, if sometimes uneven, look at how the Germans aspired to attack the United States during World War II. He chronicles several different efforts the Nazis undertook -- long-range aircraft nicknamed "America Bombers;" early versions of ICBMs based on the V-1 and V-2 weapon design; U-boats armed with missile launchers -- in hopes of taking the war back to the American homeland. While almost all of these plans never came close to fruition, Duffy does a ...more
Luke Hughes
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite sensationalist title and art this seems a reasonably well grounded exploration of a very "out there" topic. The short summary is that the Germans did a fair amount of imaginative thinking, much of it unrealistic, but not all but that nothing got past the prototype stage. That being said a raid or two on the U.S. In the spirit of the Doolittle Raid, but the impact would have been similarly limited to distracting Americans rather than causing substantive damage.
So the four stars is for t
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, world-war-ii
Even prior to World War II, Hitler was planning for the invasion of America and domination of the war as discussed in his second book. Duffey does a decent job of dissecting Hitler's invasion plan and tying world events into it. Many drawings and schematics and drawings from the plan are included. The author worked from copy five of ten of the original plan. An excellent dissertation of a little known historical document.
Kym Robinson
Found within these entertaining pages is no comprehensive text but instead it covers a period in history where two German leaders entertained the potential idea of invading or at least attacking mainland USA, the main focus is on Hitler's Germany and its more fantastic suggested schemes. Most are early stage plans where nothing left the drawing board>
A good read which can help one to look for further reading on this topic.

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Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, easy to read with lots of information that is to the point. I've studied Adolf Hitler in great detail for several years and this is one of the better books and it sheds light on a subject (domestic attack on USA) that is not covered often or in some cases at all. Anyone wanting to learn about Hitler or a World War II buff needs to check this out. ...more
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