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The Plot to Kill Hitler
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The Plot to Kill Hitler
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
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Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World...
Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World...
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  • Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler. Written by two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, author of Sold and Never Fall Down and coauthor of the young reader's edition of I Am Malala.

    It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order—and left a few notes specifically for Hitler's men to see. Two SS agents climbed the stairs and told the boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said good-bye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm, and left. Upstairs there was proof, in his own handwriting, that this quiet young minister was part of a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler.

    This compelling, brilliantly researched account includes the remarkable discovery that Bonhoeffer was one of the first people to provide evidence to the Allies that Jews were being deported to death camps. It takes readers from his privileged early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to peace activists around the world—eventually putting this gentle, scholarly pacifist on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history. The Plot to Kill Hitler provides fascinating insights into what makes someone stand up for what's right when no one else is standing with you. It is a question that every generation must answer again and again.

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  • Patricia McCormick is a former journalist and a two-time National Book Award finalist whose books include Cut, Sold, Never Fall Down, The Plot to Kill Hitler, and the young readers edition of I Am Malala. Patricia lives in New York. You can visit her online at www.pattymccormick.com.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Adam Verner commendably recounts the life of German Lutheran minister and former pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was one of the first people to alert the world to the diabolical activities of Adolf Hitler. A skillfully rendered timeline of Nazism will keep young listeners engaged, and sometimes appalled. When Bonhoeffer becomes deeply involved in plans to assassinate Hitler, revealing explanations of how his religious views permit such behavior are offered. Bonhoeffer believed that silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Verner's comforting voice is necessary when he imparts details of Bonhoeffer's death, particularly since his parents learn of it from the radio. Audio is the ideal way to become aware of this less-well-known but important historical figure. S.G.B. � AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

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