A misplaced treasure, a Nazi struggle felony, and an excursion to discover a legend . . .
After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi warfare felony referred to as the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has eventually been tracked down by way of Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican’s mystery provider. He desires anything from the Butcher—a candle lined in filigree gold that was once stolen from a Jewish kin decades earlier than.
But it isn’t the gold Fowler is after. As Fowler holds a flame to the wax, the lacking fragment of an historic map that uncovers the site of the 10 Commandments given to Moses is printed. quickly Fowler is taken with an day trip to Jordan manage through a reclusive billionaire. yet there's a traitor within the workforce who has ties to terrorist businesses again within the usa, and who's patiently anticipating the instant to strike.
From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in long island and a misplaced valley in Jordan, The Moses day trip is an exhilarating examine a quest for energy and the secrets and techniques of an historic global.
By Hugh Pentecost
A Nazi’s widow involves the Beaumont lodge with loss of life in her entourage.
As befits the executive of latest York’s most interesting resort, Pierre Chambrun has sure criteria for his site visitors on the Beaumont. have been it now not for the pleading of the hotel’s proprietor, no sum of money may perhaps convince him to permit the Baroness Charmian Zetterstrom a room. She is the beautiful younger widow of a Nazi struggle felony; her husband was once an notorious sadist who escaped ahead of the autumn of the Reich to dwell out the remainder of his days in hedonistic isolation on a Mediterranean isle. Off the island for the 1st time because the warfare, the baroness involves big apple with an entourage of misfits, and mayhem follows. the 1st sufferer is the baroness’s puppy, that is savagely murdered via an unknown hand. the subsequent to die should be human, forcing Chambrun to spot the killer, or possibility having his lodge destroyed by way of the vindictive ghosts of the fallen Reich.
By Sidney Kirkpatrick
From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis systematically plundered all demeanour of artwork and antiquities. however the first and Most worthy treasures they looted have been the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. In Hitler’s Holy Relics, bestselling writer Sidney Kirkpatrick tells the riveting and not earlier than advised precise tale of the way an American collage professor grew to become military sleuth recovered those adored symbols of Hitler’s Thousand yr Reich sooner than they can turn into a rallying aspect within the production of a Fourth and both unholy Reich.
Anticipating the Allied invasion of Nazi Germany, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler had ordered a top-secret bunker carved deep into the bedrock underneath Nürnberg citadel. contained in the well-guarded chamber was once a specifically built vault that held the plundered treasures Hitler valued the main: the Spear of future (reputed to were used to pierce Christ’s aspect whereas he was once at the go) and the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, old artifacts steeped in medieval mysticism and coveted by means of global rulers from Charlemagne to Napoleon. yet as Allied bombers rained devastation upon Nürnberg and the U.S. 7th military ready to invade town Hitler referred to as “the soul of the Nazi Party,” 5 of the main invaluable relics, all crucial to the coronation rite of a will be Holy Roman Emperor, vanished from the vault.
Who took them? And why? The secret remained unsolved for months after the war’s finish, till the ideally suited Allied Commander, common Dwight D. Eisenhower, ordered Lieutenant Walter Horn, a German-born paintings historian on depart from U.C. Berkeley, to seek down the lacking treasures.To accomplish his project, Horn needs to revisit the now rubble strewn panorama of his adolescence and delve into the traditional legends and arcane mysticism surrounding the antiquities that Hitler had looted in his quest for global domination. Horn searches for clues within the burnt is still of Himmler’s deepest fortress and follows the path of neo Nazi “Teutonic Knights” charged with preserving an unlimited hidden fortune in plundered gold and different treasure.
By Simon Goodman
“An amazing piece of history...a clean and vigorous learn” (The Christian technological know-how Monitor)—the passionate, gripping, precise tale of 1 man’s single-minded quest to reclaim his family’s paintings assortment, stolen by way of the Nazis in international warfare II.
Simon Goodman’s grandparents got here from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in focus camps. And that’s just about all he knew approximately them—his father hardly stated their kinfolk background or background. but if his father gave up the ghost, and Simon bought his outdated papers, a narrative started to emerge.
The Gutmanns, as they have been recognized then, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to turn into considered one of Germany’s strongest banking households. in addition they gathered a powerful, world-class artwork assortment that incorporated works through Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and plenty of, many extra. however the Nazi regime snatched from them every little thing they'd labored to construct: their awesome artwork, their sizeable wealth, their well-known social status, and their very lives. in basic terms after his father’s demise did Simon start to piece jointly the clues concerning the Gutmanns’ stolen legacy and the Nazi looting desktop. With painstaking detective paintings throughout continents, Simon has been capable of end up that many works belonged to his relations and effectively safe their return.
“Fascinating...splendid and tragic” (The Wall road Journal), “Goodman’s tale is alternately wrenching and inspiring...An emotional story of unspeakable horrors, kinfolk devotion, and paintings as a logo of wish” (Kirkus Reviews). it isn't in simple terms the account of a twenty-year detective hunt for kinfolk treasure, yet an unforgettable story of redemption and recovery.
By Ian Slater
The Nazis’ darkish secrets and techniques are published, in a demanding and compelling mystery from bestselling writer Ian Slater.
June 1944. the instant has come. The Allied pincers are ultimate in. Hitler has already ordered his jet combatants, V-1 flying bombs, and V-2 rockets into motion. Now, in a determined bid to maintain his conflict laptop churning, it's time for the führer to exploit the main mystery weapon of all.
For G.I. David Adam, it is a venture into hell. to forestall Hitler’s mad plan will take him and others into the lion’s den, below the shadow of the SS—where publicity capacity loss of life, yet being killed is healthier than being taken alive…
Only a handful of brave women and men can cease Hitler’s terrifying superweapon, and helped via French resistance combatants, Jewish slave workers, and participants of the Polish underground, those few will struggle the main severe conflict of the total battle.
By Jona Oberski
A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust via a child’s eyes
Told from the point of view of a kid slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing tale of the Holocaust that no reader will quickly fail to remember. As five-year-old Jona waits together with his father and mother to to migrate from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to Palestine, they're woke up at evening, wear a teach, and at last interred within the camps at Bergen-Belsen. There, what firstly seems a only dreary lifestyles quickly finds itself to be one of many worst horrors humanity has ever created. A triumph of heartrending readability and dispassionate amazement, Childhood stands tall along such monuments of Holocaust literature as The Diary of Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel’s evening, and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz.
By Michael H. Kater
How does creativity thrive within the face of fascism? How can a hugely inventive person functionality professionally in so threatening a weather?
Composers of the Nazi Era is the ultimate e-book in a seriously acclaimed trilogy that incorporates Different Drummers (OUP 1992) and The Twisted Muse (OUP 1997), which gained the Wallace ok. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian ancient organization. the following, historian Michael H. Kater presents an in depth learn of the customarily interrelated careers of 8 renowned German composers who lived and labored amid the dictatorship of the 3rd Reich, or have been pushed into exile through it: Werner Egk, Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Carl Orff, Hans Pfitzner, Arnold Schoenberg, and Richard Strauss. Kater weighs problems with lodging and resistance to invite no matter if those artists corrupted themselves within the carrier of a felony regime--and if this is the case, even if this can be discerned from their track. After chapters discussing the conditions of every composer separately, Kater concludes with an research of the composers' varied responses to the Nazi regime and an summary of the sociopolitical historical past opposed to which they functioned. the ultimate bankruptcy additionally extends the dialogue past the tip of global struggle II to envision how the composers reacted to the hot and fragile democracy in Germany.
By Stephen McGinty
On 10 may perhaps 1941, Rudolf Hess, then the Deputy Fuhrer, parachuted over Renfrewshire in Scotland on a undertaking to fulfill with the Duke of Hamilton, ostensibly to dealer a peace care for the British executive. After being held within the Tower of London, he used to be transferred to Mytchett position close to Aldershot on 20 might, lower than the codename of 'Z'. the home was once equipped with microphones and sound recording apparatus, guarded by way of a battalion of squaddies and codenamed 'Camp Z'. Churchill's directions have been that Hess could be strictly remoted, with each attempt taken to get any info out of him which could support switch the process the second one international struggle. Stephen McGinty makes use of documentation, contemporaneous studies, diaries, letters and memos to piece jointly a riveting account of the claustrophobia, paranoia and high-stakes gamesmanship being performed out in an English kingdom condo. CAMP Z is a 'locked room secret' the place the 'locked room' is a man's brain that nobody can finish, with any measure of self assurance, is sane.
By Bevin Alexander
So much people rally round the glory of the Allies' victory over the Nazis in global battle II. the tale is frequently informed of ways the great struggle used to be gained by way of an excellent array of manpower and lovely strategies. besides the fact that, what's usually missed is how the intersection among Adolf Hitler's influential character and his army method was once severe in inflicting Germany to lose the war.
With an acute eye for aspect and his use of transparent prose, acclaimed army historian Bevin Alexander is going past counterfactual "What if?" heritage and explores for the 1st time simply how shut the Allies have been to wasting the battle. utilizing fantastically specified, newly designed maps, How Hitler can have received international battle II exquisitely illustrates the important battles and the way yes key pursuits and errors by way of Germany have been the most important in making a choice on the war's consequence. Alexander's harrowing research exhibits how merely minor tactical alterations in Hitler's army process may have replaced the realm we are living in this day.
How Hitler can have gained global struggle II untangles a number of the war's such a lot confounding strategic questions, comparable to:
Why did not the Nazis focus their huge, immense army strength at the in simple terms 3 shores upon which the Allies may perhaps release their assault into Europe?
Why did the terrifying German panzers, near to riding the British military into the ocean in might 1940, halt their increase and make allowance the British to regroup and evacuate at Dunkirk?
With the opportunity to chop off the Soviet lifeline of oil, and hence any wish of Allied victory from the east, why did Hitler insist on dividing and weakening his military, which finally resulted in the terrible conflict of Stalingrad?
Ultimately, Alexander probes deeply into the the most important intersection among Hitler's psyche and army process and the way his paranoia fatally beaten his acute political shrewdness to respond to the main terrifying query: simply how shut have been the Nazis to victory?
Why did Hitler insist on terror bombing London within the past due summer season of 1940, whilst the German air strength was once at the verge of destroying the entire RAF region stations, England's final defense?
With the chance to force the British out of Egypt and the Suez Canal and occupy the entire center East, as a result beginning a Nazi door to the gigantic oil assets of the sector, why did Hitler fail to maneuver in exactly a couple of panzer divisions to address such a simple yet the most important maneuver?
On the verge of a final enormous attempt and focus of German energy to grab Moscow and finish Stalin's grip over the jap entrance, why did the Nazis divert their energy to result in the a ways less significant hand over of Kiev, thereby destroying any likelihood of ever conquering the Soviets?
From the Hardcover edition.