The Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler from 1923 to Valkyrie
During Hitler’s time in power, countless German conspirators planned coups, assassination attempts and catastrophic action against the Führer. This book chronicles the motives, politics, resources and networks of military resistance operations, including Himmler’s 1939 bomb plot and the 20 July plot or ‘Valkyrie’ in 1944, highlighting the critical roles of General Ludwig Beck and Lieutenant Colonel Hans Oster in their attempts to end the war.
The Man Behind the Rosenbergs
By the KGB Spymaster Who Was the Case Officer of Julius Rosenberg, Klaus Fuchs, and Helped Resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis
On 19 June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were electrocuted in Sing Sing prison, New York, for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets. Now, for the first time, their spymaster Alexander Feliksov reveals his role in the case, and that of Klaus Fuchs. In this candid and startling memoir, he claims that the Rosenbergs were wrongfully executed, and recounts his subsequent role as a secret messenger between Khrushchev and Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis.
Islam and the West: Wars of the Gods
The Geopolitics of Faith
Ardavan Amir-Aslani was born in Tehran and now works as an international lawyer in Paris. Here he offers his perspective on contemporary geopolitics, arguing that simplistic thinking in terms of a ‘clash of civilizations’ between Muslim nations and the West obscures the complexity of Islam’s religious turmoil and the causes of the Arab Spring: ‘As long as Iran has not returned to secularism the Middle East will continue to burn with religious sectarianism.’
How Mussolini Became Hitler's Publisher: The Secret History of the Italian Edition of Mein Kampf
Throwing new light on the evolution of Mussolini’s policies on racism and anti-Semitism, this study shows that the Italian dictator had agreed to publish Mein Kampf and was already contemplating the introduction of anti-Semitic laws in 1933.
Hitler at War
Meetings and Conversations 1939-1945
Based on documents from published archives and historical reconstructions, this volume comprises memoranda of Hitler’s meetings with foreign rulers and ministers, among them Mussolini, Pétain, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Molotov, and transcripts of conferences with his own military staff at crucial junctures such as the Italian crisis and the final days in Berlin. Hitler’s recorded statements and orders offer insights into his thinking, plans and reactions to events as the war progressed.
Hitler And Mussolini
The Secret Meetings
From their first conference in Venice in 1934 to their final tryst at the Wolf’s Lair bunker in East Prussia in 1944, Hitler and Mussolini would meet 17 times. Drawing from primary sources, eyewitness accounts and historical works, Corvaja documents each meeting in vivid detail, from the discussions, surroundings and aide-de-camps, down to the food they ate and the clothing they wore.
Closing The Books
Jewish Insurance Claims from the Holocaust
Charles Weiss tells the story of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) and illuminates the ethical as well as financial issues involved in pursuing claims for unredeemed policies of Holocaust victims and their dependents. Slightly off-mint.