SOCIAL SCIENCES

Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Thomas, Gordon & . Penguin. Apr. 2019. 560p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780451489043. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780451489050. HIST
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OrangeReviewStarLewis (Shadow Warriors of World War II) and the late Thomas (Gideon's Spies) have crafted a well-researched volume that drills into the darkness to examine the lives of those within Third Reich who actively defied Hitler's orders from 1933 to 1945, chronicling the major resistance movements such as the White Rose movement and Valkyrie plots as well as lesser-known subversions within the military intelligence circles. The resistance came from all circles of German life and ideological bends and this volume highlights the connections among those resistors, many of whom knew that the end of the Third Reich meant Germany's destruction.
VERDICT Highly recommended for those wishing to comprehend life in Nazi Germany and what courage it took not to surrender to authority. This masterful work will best serve general audiences and historians alike. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

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