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Amidst the giddy chaos of Berlin, Hitler toys with death in his bunker. The golden boy of Nazism, Hermann Göring, looks set to succeed as Führer. But his bid for power ends with a cyanide capsule in a gaol cell in Nuremberg. And there history signs off on Hermann. Yet buried in the footnotes sits the extraordinary story of Hermann Göring's little brother, Albert.
A defiant anti-Nazi, Albert Göring spent the war years busting the persecuted out of concentration camps, smuggling them across borders and funnelling aid to refugees throughout Europe. He did everything to undermine his brother's regime. But by 1944 the Gestapo were hunting him down like a dog. Did Hermann step in and save his brother?
Enter William, a twentysomething from Sydney, Australia, who stumbles upon the tattered pieces of Albert's history. Shelving plans for a Ph.D., William sets off on a three year odyssey across eight countries and three continents to piece together the puzzling life of Albert Göring.
Forget staid biography. Think seat of your pants travelogue mixed with a Spielberg eye for storytelling and you start to get a taste for the energy William brings to the page. Delivering the kind of must-read story that turns history on its head, Thirty Four gives us a new hero. Standing alongside Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg is the Göring history forgot.Biographie de l'auteur :
Born in 1983, William Hastings Burke grew up on Sydney Harbour. He has since lived in the U.S., Germany, Norway and the U.K.. After graduating with an honours degree in Economics Soc. Sc. from the University of Sydney, he set up base in the student town of Freiburg, Germany. Living on sachet-mashed potato mix, kebabs and a few shifts at the local pub, he began a three year, self funded journey to uncover the story of Albert Göring.
Fed up with the stuffy academic approach to history, he is part of a new generation bringing history up to speed. This is his first book. William currently lives in London.
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Description du livre Wolfgeist Limited, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0956371205