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ISBN: 9780312374822416 Pages
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Alliance of Enemies tells the thrilling history of the secret World War II relationship between Nazi Germany's espionage service, the Abwehr, and the American OSS, predecessor of the CIA.
By mining secret WWII files only recently declassified, personal interviews, diaries, and previously unpublished accounts to unearth some of history's surprises, authors von Hassell and MacRae shed new light on Franklin Roosevelt's surprising stance toward Hitler before the United States entered the war, and on the relationship of American business to the Third Reich. They offer vivid details on the German resistance's desperate efforts first to avert war and then to make common cause with enemy representatives to end it. And their work details the scope and depth of German resistance and its many plots to eliminate Hitler and why they failed.
Alliance of Enemies fills a huge void in our knowledge of the hidden, layered warfare—and the attempts for peace---of World War II. Nowhere has such a complete and provocative history of the wars behind WWII been told---until now.
Disentangling war is a thorny business. The strands of motive and hostility that go into making it are brought together slowly. Only over the years does ancient animus join with ambitions, slights—real or imagined—to attain an...