My Father's Country: Story of a German Family

My Father's Country: Story of a German Family
Author: 
Genre: 
Language: 
ISBN10: 
0307262812
ISBN13: 
9780307262813
Pages: 
384
Published: 
May 6th 2008 by Knopf
Rating: 
3.86

On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in the July plot against Hitler. Eleven days later, he was executed.

Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of July 20, she saw images of her father in court suddenly appeared on-screen. “I stare at this man with the empty face. I don’t know him. But I can see myself in him—his eyes are my eyes; I know I resemble him. I know I wouldn’t be here without him. And what do I know about him? Nothing at all.”

How could her patriotic family succumb to Nazi sympathies? And what made her father finally renounce Hitler? With a wealth of letters and diaries documenting the story of her family, from the time of Kaiser Wilhelm to the end of the Second World War, and with her own coruscating intelligence, she unravels her family's unique and unforgettable history.

My Father’s Country tells an astounding story—gripping, startlingly intimate, emotionally riveting—of three generations. A huge best seller in the author’s native country, it offers unparalleled insight into the experience of being German in the last century. A real-life Buddenbrooks.

The Colonel Of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey And The Bridge On The River Kwai

The Colonel Of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey And The Bridge On The River Kwai

Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic, but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai"....
The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China

The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China

Book annotation not available for this title.
What Is History?

What Is History?

Based on The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures delivered at University of Cambridge, January-March 1961.

This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the...
Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy

Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy

News stories and academic studies often focus on the options chosen by a president and his officials during a crisis. Central...
Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

A new edition that now includes the complete New York Times profiles of those who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001...
A Social History Of English Cricket

A Social History Of English Cricket

A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes.
The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union

The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union

Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon’s accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.

The history of Britain is a thrilling story...