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Titre : Shadow Enemies: Hitler's Secret Terrorist ...
Éditeur : Lyons Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Edition : 1st Printing
320pp/illus. Recounts the landing of eight Nazi agents on Long Island on a mission of sabotage designed, like modern terrorism, to demoralize the civilian population, and discusses their arrest, trial, and conviction by military courts. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 006705
Synopsis : An astonishing account of the Nazi plot to paralyze the American war effort through terrorist actions on U.S. soil.
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These newspaper accounts, appearing half a year after the United States' entry into World War II, open the incredible story of one of Hitler's most diabolical plans: to wreak havoc and terror in America's cities through the hands of carefully trained German agents whose goal was to sabotage manufacturing plants, cut off New York City's water supply, and bomb train stations and Jewish-owned department stores. Shadow Enemies follows in absorbing detail the astonishing facts of this episode, from the recruitment and training of the agents to their landing on the shores of New York and Florida and their successful infiltration into American society, and from there to the desperate attempts of the FBI to apprehend them before they could put their plans into effect. Shadow Enemies not only follows the unfolding of the plot from the outside but also affords a fascinating glimpse of the internal motivations and fears of a key member of the Nazi cell.
Equally fascinating is the second part of the story; the capture and subsequent trial of the agents. Fearful that a civilian court would not hand down the death sentences he wished, President Roosevelt ordered a military tribunal convened to try the defendants, without the civil rights common in jury trials. The tribunal led to the execution of six of the eight conspirators only two months after their arrest.
Shadow Enemies not only provides a thrilling picture of an astonishing World War II story, but also affords a timely examination of pertinent questions relating to civil rights, justice, and how wartime necessity affects these central principles of American life.
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