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The Gestapo

The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police
Narrated by: Paul McGann
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: History, Military
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Summary

Named as a 2016 Book of the Year by the Spectator.

A Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Week' (August 2015) 

Longlisted for 2016 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.

Ranked in 100 Best Books of 2015 in the Daily Telegraph. 

Professor Frank McDonough is one of the leading scholars and most popular writers on the history of Nazi Germany. His work has been described as 'modern history writing at its very best...Ground-breaking, fascinating, occasionally deeply revisionist' by renowned historian Andrew Roberts. 

Drawing on a detailed examination of previously unpublished Gestapo case files, this audiobook relates the fascinating, vivid and disturbing accounts of a cross-section of ordinary and extraordinary people who opposed the Nazi regime. It also tells the equally disturbing stories of their friends, neighbours, colleagues and even relatives who were often drawn into the Gestapo's web of intrigue. The audiobook reveals, too, the cold-blooded and efficient methods of the Gestapo officers.   

This audiobook will also show that the Gestapo lacked the manpower and resources to spy on everyone, as it was reliant on tip offs from the general public. Yet this did not mean the Gestapo was a weak or inefficient instrument of Nazi terror. On the contrary, it ruthlessly and efficiently targeted its officers against clearly defined political and racial 'enemies of the people'.   

The Gestapo will provide a chilling new doorway into the everyday life of the Third Reich and give powerful testimony from the victims of Nazi terror and poignant life stories of those who opposed Hitler's regime while challenging popular myths about the Gestapo.  

©2012 Frank McDonough (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Initially book showed some promise and then seemed to lose its direction. Unsatisfactory experience.

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deadly detectives

I learned an important lesson in listening to this book , how evil was perpetrated , how lenient the Gestapo could be and how most walked away from WW2 Scot free ,

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Disturbing

thank heavens fo4 D Day and all those who fought tyranny in Europe and gave us freedom.

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Excellent and very detailed account.

A very detailed account of an organisation that was ruthless in its operations for the Nazi regime.

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Stuff I never knew!

A very well read book. Lots of fascinating information that I have never heard before and very interesting information on specific cases. The end of the book covers the war crimes era and that was a real eye opener to me.