The Resistance

A McGill University history professor provides a comprehensive account of the German opposition’s struggle against Hitler, covering all serious attempts to overthrow or assassinate him leading up failed attempt 20 July 1944. First published in West Germany 1969 by R. Piper and Co. as Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat, this volume first appeared English, Macdonald Jane’s MIT Press, 1977. Annotation copyrighted Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Olivier Wieviorka’s history of the French Resistance debunks lingering myths and offers fresh insight into social, political, military aspects its operation. He reveals not one but many interlocking homegrown groups often at odds over goals, methods, leadership. Yet, despite a lack unity, these fighters braved Nazism without blinking.