Hitler's Last Days
The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator
By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich, World War II, and one of the darkest chapters of history.
Hitler's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups, too—hooked.
This thoroughly-researched and thrilling historical account is standout middle-grade nonfiction that can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
THE WOLF'S LAIR
EAST PRUSSIA OCTOBER 21, 1944 9:30 A.M.
IN 190 DAYS THE WOLF will be dead.
Today he limps through the woods. The autumn air is chill and damp. As he does each morning...
Praise for Hitler's Last Days
“A skillfully organized overview of the fall of the Third Reich, O’Reilly’s summary coordinates text with graphic photos for maximum impact. . . . [O'Reilly] manages the terror factor with sensitivity to the emotions of young readers. Concentration camp coverage is factual without being grisly. The inclusion of Hitler’s will, a chronology, and primary and secondary indexing encourages readers to value historical research. This book is highly recommended.” —VOYA
"Historical photographs pack the pages . . . the writing is clear and lively, and the narrative is gripping enough that reluctant readers might be willing to give this a try." —Booklist
“All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller.” —Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor on Killing Kennedy
“Immersively written... Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Dugard succeed in investing a familiar national tragedy with fresh anguish... A powerful historical précis.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times on Killing Kennedy
“If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865... it might well read like Killing Lincoln.” —Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek on Killing Lincoln