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Author Mueller, Michael, 1965-

Uniform Title Canaris, Hitlers Abwehchef. English
Title Canaris : the life and death of Hitler's spymaster / Michael Mueller ; translated by Geoffrey Brooks.

Imprint Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  940.548743 C16Bm 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-359) and index.
Contents Officer of his majesty -- The struggle against the republic -- Rise under the Swastika -- Finis Germaniae -- The triumph of the Barbarians.
Language Translated from the German.
Summary "Michael Mueller's account of the life of Wilhelm Canaris is the first major biography of Hitler's spymaster for more than thirty years, and is an account of espionage and intrigue across the globe and within the German high command." "More than sixty years after the end of the Second World War, Canaris remains the principal mystery man of the Nazi regime. This old-fashioned naval officer who, on the outbreak of the First World War, was intelligence officer on board Dresden in the South Atlantic, was drawn remorselessly into the web of the German secret service until, in 1934, he was appointed to head the Abwehr. He had been an early convert to National Socialism which he saw as a means of restoring Germany's position in the world but disillusionment was to follow, and during the war years, in order to retain his control of the Nazi network, he was forced to balance the contradiction of his position with his beliefs." "Long thought to be politically unreliable by many in the regime, he was implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 and was executed in April 1945, just days before the end of the War." "This biography sheds light on this spectral figure and the shadowy agency he led, whose power and influence was felt across every theatre of the War."--Jacket.
Subject Canaris, Wilhelm, 1887-1945.
Canaris, Wilhelm, 1887-1945.
Canaris, Wilhelm, 1887-1945. (OCoLC)fst00036862
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Canaris, Wilhelm.
Admirals -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany.
Military intelligence -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-Nazi movement -- Biography.
Admirals. (OCoLC)fst00796937
Anti-Nazi movement. (OCoLC)fst00810297
Military intelligence. (OCoLC)fst01021270
Secret service. (OCoLC)fst01110661
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781591141013

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