Return To The Reich

Return to the Reich
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781328529909
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States—they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor, only to be rejected as an “enemy alien” because he was German. He was soon recruited to the OSS, the country’s first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler’s last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a goldmine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory, Freddy was captured by the Gestapo and tortured and waterboarded for days. Remarkably, he persuaded the Nazi commander for the region to surrender, completing one of the most successful OSS missions of the war. Based on years of research and interviews with Mayer himself, whom the author was able to meet only months before his death at the age of ninety-four, Return to the Reich is an eye-opening, unforgettable narrative of World War II heroism.

Return to the Reich
  • Author : Eric Lichtblau
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
  • Author : William L. Shirer,Ron Rosenbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11

Chronicles the Nazi's rise to power, conquest of Europe, and dramatic defeat at the hands of the Allies.

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The Third Reich
  • Author : Thomas Childers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10

“Riveting…An elegantly composed study, important and even timely” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) history of the Third Reich—how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose from obscurity to power and plunged the world into World War II. In “the new definitive volume on the subject” (Houston Press),

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Daughter of the Reich
  • Author : Louise Fein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12

For fans of The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See, a spellbinding story of impossible love set against the backdrop of the Nazi regime. She must choose between loyalty to her country or a love that could be her destruction… As the dutiful daughter of a high-ranking Nazi

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Serving the Reich
  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20

After World War II, most scientists in Germany maintained that they had been apolitical or actively resisted the Nazi regime, but the true story is much more complicated. In Serving the Reich, Philip Ball takes a fresh look at that controversial history, contrasting the career of Peter Debye, director of

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Inside the Third Reich
  • Author : Albert Speer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-11-01

The author presents a detailed account of his fifteen-year association with the German Fuhrer

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The Fourth Reich
  • Author : Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31

The first history of postwar fears of a Nazi return to power in Western political, intellectual, and cultural life.

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Psychotherapy in the Third Reich
  • Author : Geoffrey Cocks
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01

The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony

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The Third Reich
  • Author : Roberto Bolano
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22

A masterwork from the pre-eminent Latin American writer of his generation On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion, Udo Berger, returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna,

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The Third Reich at War
  • Author : Richard J. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-07-26

The final book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, Richard J. Evans's The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster shows how Germany rushed headlong into destroying itself, shattering an entire continent. In 1939 Hitler mobilized Germany into all-out

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Royals and the Reich
  • Author : Jonathan Petropoulos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08

The link between Hitler's Third Reich and European royalty has gone largely unexplored due to the secrecy surrounding royal families. Jonathan Petropoulos uses unprecedented access to royal archives to tell the fascinating story of the Princes of Hesse and the important role they played in the Nazi regime.

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The Coming of the Third Reich
  • Author : Richard J. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-01-25

"The clearest and most gripping account I've read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis." —A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany.

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High Society in the Third Reich
  • Author : Fabrice D'Almeida
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2008-12-22

This book is the first systematic study of the relations between German high society and the Nazis. It uses unpublished archival material, private diaries and diplomatic documents to take us into the hidden areas of power where privileges, tax breaks, and stolen property were exchanged. Fabrice D'Almeida begins by examining

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Travellers in the Third Reich
  • Author : Julia Boyd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-05

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One Woman Against the Reich
  • Author : Helmut W. Ziefle
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release Date : 1981

The extraordinary true story of a Christian mother's struggle to keep her family faithful to God during the enormous pressures and alluring charisma of Hitler's early regime. This is a powerful example for parents fighting to raise Christian kids in a post-Christian culture.

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