Description : In 1943 a young official from the German foreign ministry contacted Allen Dulles, an OSS officer in Switzerland who would later head the Central Intelligence Agency. That man was Fritz Kolbe, who had decided to betray his country after years of opposing Nazism. While Dulles was skeptical, Kolbe's information was such that he eventually admitted, "No single diplomat abroad, of whatever rank, could have got his hands on so much information as did this man; he was one of my most valuable agents during World War II." Using recently declassified materials at the U.S. National Archives and Kolbe's personal papers, Lucas Delattre has produced a work of remarkable scholarship that moves with the swift pace of a Le Carré thriller.
Description : Ким Филби – один из самых знаменитых шпионов XX века, и написано о нем немало. Однако расследование британского писателя-историка Бена Макинтайра, основанное в числе прочего на неопубликованных архивных материалах, знакомит нас с этой уникальной личностью как никогда близко. Урон, нанесенный тайной деятельностью Филби двум государствам, Великобритании и США, мог бы быть куда меньше, если бы не крепкая мужская дружба, замешанная на традиционных английских идеалах личной преданности и чести джентльмена. Николас Эллиотт из МИ-6 и глава ЦРУ Джеймс Энглтон слепо верили своему другу Киму и стояли за него стеной до тех пор, пока не стало поздно. Макинтайр показывает, как государственная измена, десятилетиями проходившая сквозь фильтр частного человеческого предательства, превращала жизнь Кима Филби в небывалой силы психологический триллер.
Description : Ten years after the publication of his Services Spéciaux (1935-1945), Paillole took up his pen once again in order to shed further light on the critical role that the French Secret Service played in the infiltration of German agencies. In this first English edition of The Spy in Hitler’s Inner Circle, Paillole brings us to the very heart of the world of espionage and counterintelligence, providing unique insight into the key figures that led to the decoding of the Enigma machine at Bletchley and the ultimate collapse of Hitler’s Third Reich, most notably through Hans-Thilo Schmidt, France’s German spy embedded in the very heart of the Third Reich. In compelling narrative style Paillole details how Schmidt delivered intelligence to France right from the source of the German Cipher Office. Schmidt, who’s brother Rudolf occupied one of the highest postings in the Third Reich, commander of 2nd Panzer Army in Russia, created an intelligence network between France, Poland and England, and successfully transmitted crucial details about Hitler’s strategic plans. From information about Germany’s rearmament and the reoccupation of the Rhineland, to fundamental technical intelligence about the Enigma machine, Schmidt’s contributions are key to the Allied victory in the intelligence war, despite the fact that France largely ignored his communications. Revealed here are the most secret aspects of the ‘secret war,’ the ‘war of numbers.’ By way of Hans-Thilo Schmidt Paillole sheds further light on the interaction of secret agents working inside the German government, bringing attention to the cooperation between the French, English and Polish agencies surrounding the challenges of decoding the Enigma machine. We learn the innermost details of the roles that men such as Gustave Bertrand, Rudolphe Lemoine, and Richard Sorge played in this dramatic history and ultimately the pivotal role that Bletchley’s Alan Turing was able to perform as a result. Paillole brings renewed focus onto one of the most important espionage affairs of the war and sheds new light on already existent Anglo-Saxon and Polish historiography, revealing new aspects of the participation of Enigma during the decisive phases of the Second World War: the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Libya and the Battle of Normandy.
Description : Anyone whose name was attached to the Nazi party was part of one of the greatest atrocities that the world has witnessed. It was only Nazi's that committed the heinous acts that we read about and learned about in school. Right? Maybe not. There's more to the story than what we all know. This Part II WW2 German Soldier Story book includes Max Schmeling, touted by Hitler himself as a poster boy for the strength of the Nazi party. This heavyweight boxer brought glory to the Third Reich. Built for fighting, he was the perfect boxer in the ring. Eventually he even went on to fight for Germany as one of the dreaded German paratroopers. His story will teach you to never take things at face value. Would a good Nazi have a Jewish manager or hide and save the lives of two young Jewish boys? What about his wartime activity? Was he as good of a fighter in war as he was in the ring? Meet Jochen Peiper, golden boy and assistant to none other than Himmler himself. He rose through the ranks of the SS and led his troops in battle. Throughout all of this, though he never joined the Nazi party. When arrested after the war he pled innocence to the crimes that war tribunals laid at his feet. Was he just another soldier doing what was needed to survive or did his actions have a more nefarious reasoning? Grab this book today and find out just what you've been missing and why things may not always be what they seem when it comes to war. Comments From Other Readers“My Grandfather served in World War II. To his dying day he had a general mistrust of Germans. I wonder if he had read this book if his opinion would have shifted for at least one of the men outlined here. I won't tell you which one but I didn't really expect it. I love how the focus was on more than just war and on the men's lives and experiences. The compassion of one shocked me just as much as the cruelty of another. Truly a great read!” – Perry (Maine, USA)“There's always more than one side to any story. I read once that there's actually three sides, his side, her side, and the truth. Adapting it a little and it could be applied to this book. The truth is sometimes not exactly what we would expect it to be. This well written volume is short but chock full of valuable information as well as an all around good story. Truth is sometimes the best story of them all. I will be adding this to my son's summer reading as he's going to study WWII in his upcoming school year. It's important to know every side of history and this book endeavors to tell it.” – Susan (Toronto, Canada) Tags: Nazi, Germany, soldier, boxer, boxing, Himmler, Hitler, Max Schmeling, paratrooper, Joe Lewis, Battle of the Bulge, WWII, Stalingrad, Ernst Panse, Panzer Division, Germany, Nazi, war crimes, Poland front, World War 2, World War 2, Adolf Hitler, Soldier Story, war, war stories, bravery, military, D-Day, Pearl Harbor, Stalingrad, Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, Wild Bill Donovan, Douglas Waller, The Monuments Men, Allied Heroes, A Higher Call, The Dead and Those About to Die,The Guns at Last Light, The Longest Day, An Army at Dawn, Killing Patton, A spy at the heart of the Third Reich, A Higher Call, Forgotten 500
Description : Литературный дебют немецкого журналиста Тимура Вермеша в одночасье стал бестселлером в Европе и шокировал критиков, вынужденных с предельной осторожностью подбирать слова для рецензий. Эта коварная книга ставит зеркало перед обществом, помешанным на сборе “лайков” и повышении продаж. Она не содержит этических подсказок. Читателю предстоит самостоятельно разобраться в моральном лабиринте современной действительности.Берлин, 2011 год. На городском пустыре приходит в себя Адольф Гитлер. Он снова здесь – один, лишенный власти, соратников, даже крыши над головой. И снова начинает восхождение “ниоткуда”, постепенно осваиваясь в новой реальности. Успех приходит неожиданно быстро, ибо мир видит в нем не воскресшего диктатора, но гениального актера: его гневные речи встречают овациями, видеозаписи выступлений взрывают интернет. Коллеги и помощники вскоре становятся преданными друзьями. Звезда Адольфа Гитлера восходит все выше, а планы его тем временем остаются неизменными.
Description : Master spy, Nazi hunter—and werewolf on the prowl—in occupied Paris: A classic of dark fantasy from a Bram Stoker Award—winning author. Allied Intelligence has been warned: A Nazi strategy designed to thwart the D-Day invasion is underway. A Russian émigré turned operative for the British Secret Service, Michael Gallatin has been brought out of retirement as a personal courier. His mission: Parachute into Nazi-occupied France, search out the informant under close watch by the Gestapo, and recover the vital information necessary to subvert the mysterious Nazi plan called Iron Fist. Fearlessly devoted to the challenge, Gallatin is the one agent uniquely qualified to meet it—he’s a werewolf. Now, as shifting as the shadows on the dangerous streets of Paris, a master spy is on the scent of unimaginable evil. But with the Normandy landings only hours away, it’s going to be a race against time. For Gallatin, caught in the dark heart of the Third Reich’s twisted death machine, there is only one way to succeed. He must unleash his own internal demons and redefine the meaning of the horror of war. From the award-winning author of Swan Song and Boy’s Life, this is a “powerful novel [that] fuses WWII espionage thriller and dark fantasy. Richly detailed, intricately plotted, fast-paced historical suspense is enhanced by McCammon’s unique take on the werewolf myth” (Publishers Weekly).
Description : Anne Merrill, a reluctant psychic, becomes an OSS agent in World War II and soon finds herself not only fighting the regular war but, also, a psychic war with her powerful, psychic father, Albert. He and the worldwide, ancient, secret society, the Chhayas Society (Shadows Society), are using psychic powers along with earth forces that magnify those powers to assist the Nazis. Besides honing her psychic abilities to triumph over her father, Anne, also, uses them in the regular war effort when she plays cat-and-mouse games with a female, Nazi spy in Istanbul. Later, she is thrust into the heart of the Third Reich, Berlin, when OSS penetrates the Third Reich to gain valuable inside information. During all this, Anne and fellow OSS agent, half-white, half-Navajo, Paul Bancroft, who is haunted by the shadow of a terrible, hereditary disease, fall in love. At the book's conclusion, the otherworldly battle and the ordinary battle merge into one.
Description : WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen. "Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil. Includes Readers’ Guide “[A] beautifully constructed biography.” —Alan Wolfe, The New Republic “Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s story with passion and theological sophistication. . . .” —Wall Street Journal “[A] weighty, riveting analysis of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. . . .” —Publishers Weekly “Metaxas presents Bonhoeffer as a clear-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no one and nothing except God and his Word.” —Christianity Today “Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it. . . .” —Thomas Fleming, author, The New Dealers’ War “Metaxas has created a biography of uncommon power—intelligent, moving, well researched,vividly written, and rich in implication for our own lives. Or to put it another way: Buy this book. Read it. Then buy another copy and give it to a person you love. It’s that good.” —Archbishop Charles Chaput, First Things "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." —Kirkus Reviews 2011 ECPA Book of the Year 2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty 2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." -Kirkus Reviews
Description : Роман «Человек в высоком замке», принесший автору премию «Хьюго» в 1963 году, рассказывает о том, по какому пути могла бы пойти история, если бы фашистская Германия и Япония одержали победу во Второй мировой войне.
Description : The extent to which the Nazi regime was truly representative of the German people was a key issue for external commentators. First published in 1940, The German People versus Hitler sets out to prove that the identification of ‘Germany and the Third Reich, Germanism and Nazism, the German people and the Nazi Party’ is a fallacy. It identifies widespread sources of opposition to the Nazi regime from all strata, including the Church and from the former socialist parties.
Description : From the Fall of France in June 1940 to Hitler's suicide in April 1945, the swastika flew from the peaks of the High Savoy in the western Alps to the passes above Ljubljana in the east. The Alps as much as Berlin were the heart of the Third Reich. 'Yes,' Hitler declared of his headquarters in the Bavarian Alps, 'I have a close link to this mountain. Much was done there, came about and ended there; those were the best times of my life . . . My great plans were forged there.' With great authority and verve, Jim Ring tells the story of how the war was conceived and directed from the Fuhrer's mountain retreat, how all the Alps bar Switzerland fell to Fascism, and how Switzerland herself became the Nazi's banker and Europe's spy centre. How the Alps in France, Italy and Yugoslavia became cradles of resistance, how the range proved both a sanctuary and a death-trap for Europe's Jews - and how the whole war culminated in the Allies' descent on what was rumoured to be Hitler's Alpine Redoubt, a Bavarian mountain fortress.
Description : In this #1 Kindle bestseller, Eric Erickson, the most important American spy of WWII, has a dangerous secret to keep. In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a dangerous mission inside the Third Reich: locating the top-secret synthetic oil plants that kept the German war machine running. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the role of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and "disowned" his Jewish best friend, then flew to Berlin, where he charmed Himmler and signed lucrative oil deals with the architects of the Final Solution. All the while, he was visiting the oil refineries and passing their coordinates to Allied Bomber Command, who destroyed the plants in a series of B-17 raids, helping to end the war early. After the war, Erickson's was revealed as a secret agent and received the Medal of Freedom for his bravery. William Holden even played him in a hit Hollywood movie. For a brief moment in the early '60s, Erickson was the most famous spy in the world. His secret? He hadn't played a Nazi collaborator. He'd actually been one - a war profiteer who'd made millions of trading with Hitler before having a change of heart. Black-listed by the Allies and disowned by his family, Erickson had volunteered for the spy mission in order to redeem himself, and ended up saving thousands of Allied lives. Based on newly-discovered archives in Sweden, The Secret Agent is a riveting piece of narrative nonfiction that tells the true story of Erickson's remarkable life for the first time.
Description : «Моя́ борьба́» (нем. Mein Kampf, МФА [maɪ̯n kampf], транслит. «Майн кампф») — книга Адольфа Гитлера, сочетающая элементы автобиографии с изложением идей национал-социализма. Немецкое название «Майн Кампф» при упоминании книги часто употребляется без перевода.
Description : The first book about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism The Albatross Press was, from its beginnings in 1932, a “strange bird”: a cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider. It was funded by British-Jewish interests. Its director was rumored to work for British intelligence. A precursor to Penguin, it distributed both middlebrow fiction and works by edgier modernist authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway to eager continental readers. Yet Albatross printed and sold its paperbacks in English from the heart of Hitler’s Reich. In her original and skillfully researched history, Michele K. Troy reveals how the Nazi regime tolerated Albatross—for both economic and propaganda gains—and how Albatross exploited its insider position to keep Anglo-American books alive under fascism. In so doing, Troy exposes the contradictions in Nazi censorship while offering an engaging detective story, a history, a nuanced analysis of men and motives, and a cautionary tale.
Description : Peter has had more identities than he can remember and suffered pains and humiliations he longs to forget. But, whether spy or prisoner, slave or propaganda tool, none of his roles has brought the one thing he wants above all: freedom. THE CHILDREN'S WAR Bad papers. That's how Peter's nightmare began. Living in contemporary Europe under Nazi domination -- more than fifty years after the truce among the North American Union, the Third Reich, and the Soviet Union -- Peter has struggled to make sense of the reign of terror that governs his world. Now, arrested for bearing a false identity, he is pulled full-force into a battle against Nazi oppression. The crusade for freedom that belonged to generations past is now Peter's legacy -- and his future depends not on running away, but on fighting back. Escaping a Nazi prison camp and joining the Underground Home Army, Peter dedicates himself to breaking down the system that betrayed him. But by facing the evil at the heart of the Nazi political machine, Peter falls deeper into a web of intrigue and adventure that risks everything he holds dear -- in this life and for the sake of future generations. A disturbingly real vision of what could have been, The Children's War is a page-turning epic thriller with a mesmerizing premise and an unforgettable cast of characters. J.N. Stroyar's searingly authentic, impassioned vision of human triumph over the forces of corruption and cruelty stands as a powerful tribute to the millions who have sacrificed and died in the name of freedom.
Description : В 1911 году Генри Форд изменил мир. Он вошел в историю как изобретатель конвейера и один из самых честных миллионеров. Форд ошибался, терял состояние и богател, судился за патенты, выигрывал и проигрывал тяжбы, он вытащил Америку из экономической депрессии и стал символом самой мощной экономики в истории человечества. Идеи и методы организации производства, описанные в этой знаменитой книге, внедрены в деятельность тысяч предприятий и заслуживают внимания каждого, кто создает свой бизнес.
Description : Based on the author’s discoveries about her great-grandfather, this stunning debut novel takes place over three days when World War II comes to the doorstep of an ordinary German family living in an idyllic, rural village near the Swiss border. When World War II breaks out, Edith and Oskar Eberhardt move their family—their daughter, Marina; son-in-law, Franz; and their granddaughters—out of Berlin and into a small house in the quiet town of Blumental, near Switzerland. A member of Hitler’s cabinet, Oskar is gone most of the time, and Franz begins fighting in the war, so the women of the house are left to their quiet lives in the picturesque village. But life in Blumental isn’t as idyllic as it appears. An egotistical Nazi captain terrorizes the citizens he’s assigned to protect. Neighbors spy on each other. Some mysteriously disappear. Marina has a lover who also has close ties to her family and the government. Thinking none of them share her hatred of the Reich, she joins a Protestant priest smuggling Jewish refugees over the nearby Swiss border. The latest “package” is two Polish girls who’ve lost the rest of their family, and against her better judgment, Marina finds she must hide them in the Eberhardt’s cellar. Everything is set to go smoothly until Oskar comes home with the news that the Führer will be visiting the area for a concert, and he will be making a house call on the Eberhardts. Based on the author’s discoveries about her great-grandfather, this extraordinary debut, full of love, tragedy, and suspense, is a sensitive portrait of a family torn between doing their duty for their country and doing what’s right for their country, and especially for those they love.
Description : In 1938, fourteen-year-old John Taume is looking to escape a cold, distant father and an unwanted but predestined future. Too young to join the military, he grips his Catholic roots and chooses the seminary, surviving its strange, confusing rites of passage through his love of both the German language and the St. Louis Cardinals. Three years later when the world breaks into war, John is recruited by the United States Army and sent to mysterious Camp-X to be trained as a spy. Stationed in Austria, the heart of the Third Reich, he struggles in secrecy to endure the horrors of the war while watching the country implode through disease, Nazi propaganda, fear, and a concentrated effort to destroy the Jewish people. Told through the recollections of a dying man, A St. Mark Contrition is at once a story of history and human nature, filled with fearless humor, horror, and heart. There are no easy answers, only innocence, honesty, and a plea for understanding from the soul of a confused teenager forced to witness the true cost of what Robert Burns called man s inhumanity to man. "
Description : Эта книга обошла почти все государства. Она напечатана на многих языках. Везде ее издания расходились нарасхват. Выдержавшая около ста изданий (в том числе семь изданий в СССР в 1924-1927 гг. ) автобиографическая книга одного из выдающихся менеджеров XX века, организатора поточно-конвейерного производства и отца автомобильной промышленности США написана ярко, образно, энергично и вдохновенно. Жгучий интерес к ней создан не искусственной рекламной шумихой, а самим ее содержанием: за этой книгой - жизнь и деятельность очень большого человека, за ней - практический опыт создателя производства, небывалого по масштабам и организации. Она содержит богатейший материал, во многом представляющий исторический интерес, но в целом ряде случаев сохраняющий актуальность для экономистов, бизнесменов, руководителей и организаторов производства, чья деятельность нацелена на творческое осмысление и успешное решение хозяйственных задач.