Hitler's Warrior: The Life and Wars of SS Colonel Jochen Peiper

Danny S Parker (Author)
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SS Colonel Jochen Peiper was one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Himmler's personal adjutant and Hitler's favorite tank commander, Peiper spearheaded the Ardennes Offensive and became the central subject in the famous Malmédy massacre trial. In Hitler's Warrior, Danny S. Parker crafts both a definitive biography of Hitler's most enigmatic warrior and a unique study of the morally inverted world of the Third Reich.

Product Details

Da Capo Press
Publish Date
May 24, 2016
5.9 X 1.2 X 8.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Danny S. Parker is widely regarded as an expert on World War II in Europe. He has written extensively about the Ardennes military campaign and the MalmÃ(c) massacre, including the highly acclaimed Fatal Crossroads, Battle of the Bulge, and To Win the Winter Sky. He lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


Praise for "Hitler's Warrior"
"A brilliant study of a controversial but exceptional warrior in Hitler's Germany. To truly understand what the United States confronted in the Second World War, you must read this utterly absorbing story."Alex Kershaw, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Bedford Boys" and "The Liberator"
""Hitler's Warrior" is a spellbinding account of the brutal life and mysterious postwar death of SS Colonel Jochen Peiper. With the masterful control of twenty years of research, and a brilliant eye for detail, Danny Parker delivers a story about Himmler's personal adjutant that both horrifies and enthralls."Annie Jacobsen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Area 51" and "Operation Paperclip"
"Jochen Peiper's life and career illuminate the inner thoughts of Heinrich Himmler, the relationship between the SS and Waffen-SS, and the balance between ideology and opportunism in Nazi Germany. In this detailed and well-written biography of Peiper, Danny S. Parker probes deeply into important questions of history and memory."Richard Breitman, American University and coauthor of "FDR and the Jews"
"A full and thoughtful account of an important figure in the Nazi political and military system.Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The most thorough and balanced account of the life of Jochen Peiper to have yet appearedmonumental research."James J. Weingartner, author of "Americans, Germans, and War Crimes Justice"
"Meticulously researched...reads like a novel. Clearly adds great depth to the study of the personal character of Jochen Peiper.""Military Review"
[A] gripping book...and a chilling story of hunter turned quarry. "The Independent" (UK)