Good condition paperback with bright pictorial covers, some wear to edges. Binding tight. Content clear. A nice copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Good in Very Good jacket. First English edition, hardcover. 416 pages. Good with corners bumped, top edge of boards soiled, and light stains to top and bottom edges of text block which do not extend to the interior of pages, in a very good dust jacket with edgewear at spine and corners and soil to white rear panel. Mylar cover on jacket. German author's fictional account of the plot to assassinate Hitler.
Painted Cover. Fine. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall. 350 pages. "Hans Hellmut Kirst's historical fiction based on the real life events of 20th July 1944, when an assassination attempt was made on Adolf Hitler's life, involving a wide-ranging conspiracy within the German high-ranking military. Kirst uses real life events, characters and archived evidence to tell the story, translated into English. "
July 20, 1944 was a turning point in the history of Nazi Germany, one of those days which people interested in this period of history never forget - the attempt to assassinate Hitler that day failed but, as subsequent events revealed, the Nazi scene had changed overnight.
Much has been written by historians about the failed plot. This book, however, is different. Although described as a novel, the dates, events and facts relating to the plot are in essence authentic. Hans Hellmut Kirst (1914-1989), one of the most widely read German writers of his day, not just in Germany, has covered this period in many of his other works, and knew how to depict history in works of fiction, as he has done here as well, to make it more interesting for everyone, and written in language that every reader should be able to understand.
This book is based on fact, but those not conversant wih the facts behind the plot of 'the 20th of July', the title of this book, should find it a gripping 'novel'.
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