Experience the exciting and suspenseful tale of the man who almost blew up one of the greatest villains in history--and lived to never tell the tale.
On November 8, 1939, a nondescript German clockmaker named Georg Elser placed a bomb in a Munich beer hall where Hitler was scheduled to give a speech. His simple intent: to stop the impending onset of World War II.
The bomb's explosion missed the F hrer by only minutes, still killing more than 150 members of the Nazi Old Guard. After the attack, Elser was caught by happenstance at the porous Swiss border. When his family was threatened, he immediately confessed. There was only one problem: the Gestapo couldn't accept his confession as a lone assassin.
Elser fit none of the assassin profiles drawn up by the police. To them, it was inconceivable that a lone attempt could have been perpetrated by one of Hitler's faithful and adoring citizens. A British conspiracy? Sure. But one of the Fatherland's faithful? Impossible. The F hrer Must Die
is as much the policemen's story as it is Elser's, narrating the account of the detectives he destroyed and the Gestapo men he drove crazy--followed by chaos and a body count.
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About the Author
Victoria Andre King, while studying liberal/dramatic arts in southern California, became a successful actress and model, and then moved to Greece to discover her roots. She made her living writing for TV until 1995, when she took up a teaching position at the Lykourgos Stavrakos School of Film and Television Arts. In 1997, she started working in TV and film production, initially for local producers, eventually moving on up to larger productions for BBC, The History Channel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and PBS. In 2009, she turned to teaching English in rural towns while also writing, translating, and editing. She resides in Heraklion, Greece.