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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (7 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844133222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844133222
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I was raised in Hertfordshire and 'enjoyed' an unspectacular career at Berkhamsted School, before being inspired to return to education by the East European Revolutions of 1989. Thereafter, I enrolled in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London in 1990 to study history and politics. I graduated with an MA in 1994 and have since studied at the universities of Düsseldorf and Strathclyde, cunningly avoiding gaining a PhD at either.

I began my writing career working for Professor Norman Davies. I collaborated with him on many of his recent publications, including Europe: A History, The Isles: A History, and Rising '44. This working relationship culminated in 2002 with the publication, in three languages, of a co-authored study of the history of the city of Wrocław (the former German Breslau) entitled Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City.

2006 saw the publication of Killing Hitler, my first solo book. An account of the numerous attempts on Hitler's life, it was a critical and commercial success and has been published in numerous other languages, including German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Japanese.

My most recent book - entitled Berlin at War - is a social history of Berlin during World War Two, which was published in the summer of 2010. Based on first-hand material such as unpublished diaries, memoirs and interviews, the book gives a unique "Berlin-eye view" of the war. It has been well-recieved, with positive reviews in most major publications. Writing in the Financial Times, Andrew Roberts said of it that: "Few books on the war genuinely increase the sum of our collective knowledge of this exhaustively covered period, but this one does."

My new book, published in August 2014, is The Devils' Alliance, a history of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, one of the few remaining unexplored areas in the history of World War Two. It is published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Pact's signature, in August 1939.


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"The story of the attempts to kill Hitler has been told before... but [Moorhouse's] survey can claim originality thanks to the inclusion of plots hatched by non-Germans" (David Cesarani Literary Review)

"Roger Moorhouse's enthralling book accounts for a whole gallimaufry of foiled assassination attempts on the Fuhrer, which ranged from the sublime near miss to ridiculous schemes worthy of Mel Brooks" (Roger Lewis Sunday Express)

"A gripping account, which is thoroughly researched, but wears its scholarship lightly enough to be read like a good political thriller" (Times Literary Supplement)

"Highly readable... Moorhouse tells his story briskly and sensibly" (Richard Overy Sunday Telegraph)

"In Killing Hitler, Roger Moorhouse has found a new approach to the story of the Third Reich which is both original and authentic" (Norman Davies)

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Moorhouse tells his story briskly and sensibly...a highly readable account.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Therese Doherty on 23 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
Snipers and derailments, actresses and suicide bombers. But for a ten-minute delay here or a faulty detonator there, the course of history and the fate of thousands could have been changed. Killing Hitler, by Roger Moorhouse is an enthralling and thoroughly researched book that tells the stories of Hitler's would be assassins. To Hitler, such attacks were merely a brush with 'Providence', bolstering his un-shakable belief that his life was preserved to fulfil a 'historic destiny' to save Germany. Moorhouse is not only an excellent historian but also a superb storyteller.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "stevexwhite" on 24 Mar. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Moorhouse has developed considerably since his earlier works, notably Microcosm (considered by many to be the best researched account of Wroclow during the WW2 era). In Killing Hitler he has made this account of the tyrant accessible to a wider audience, yet still remained true to his revisionist roots. Moorhouse's unique gift is to disect a cross section of time and society, then identify and collate the key impetus behind subsequent actions and movements. This book represents an unmissable opportunity for the lay reader to step into the mind of a world authority and see history as it really was.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Randall on 23 July 2006
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'Killing Hitler' by Roger Moorhouse, provides the reader with a gripping account of the lesser-known attempts on the life of Adolf Hitler. While most people know about the Stauffenburg plot, this book also tells the stories of the many others who tried but ultimately failed to eradicate this evil man. Surprisingly many of these attempts came from members of the German military. The style of each attempt is remarkably different, as are the individual characters of these unsung heroes. These are stories that deserve to be told and through his suspenseful narration, Moorhouse gives these deserving men and women their rightful place in history. Set in the context of the unfolding events of the war, it is also an account of the remarkable survival of a dictator who revelled in his own supernatural importance. A beautifully written and well-researched book, I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tobias on 2 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a fantastic read. As a non-historian I often find myself very interested but completely uninspired by the ever increasing number of books on early 20th century history. Killing Hitler, on the other hand, is very informative but also enthralling from beginning to end.

Written as if telling a tale, I often found myself in disbelief that Hitler evaded death on so many occasions; by so narrow an escape, and wanting to know more.

Moorhouse's style of writing was delightful and exciting to read, showing a real enthusiasm and passion about each of his subject would-be assassins, and made a change from the usual dreary history books that I find myself picking up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. streymoy on 7 April 2009
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An absolutely fascinating book which reveals a lot of the resistance against The Third Reich. Stauffenberg's assassination attempt on Hitler's life is probably the most known attempt, but there were actually more than 40 attempts to take Hitler's life. The book portrays very well the determination of civilian individuals or conspirators within the German armed forces to rid Germany of Adolf Hitler.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 50 REVIEWER on 30 Nov. 2013
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Based on recently opened archives, British historian Moorhouse told us a story about all the numerous attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

These includes attempts by individuals in the early days of Hitler's reign, such as Swiss student Maurice Bavaud, whose try got him beheaded; the efforts of a British spies group armed with unusual weapons ("exploding rats") and the well-known attempt of patriotic Wehrmacht officers, including von Stauffenberg, which succeeded in injuring Hitler, although not terminally. This book is an excellent historical display of the most serious of the 42 known attempts.

Moorhouse also introduces little-known would-be-assassins, such as Polish underground. Most of the assassination attempts Moorhouse describes failed because of poor planning, some were victim to circumstance, but also some could be treated as rumors.

Easy to read, suspenseful in narration and put into historical context make this book a must-read for World War 2 genre enthusiasts but also for people who want to learn some little known details about Nazi regime.

Idea that World War 2 and all of its horrors could be avoided with a successful assassination, single bullet or bomb has remained a mystery for last 60 years. What is revealed in this book just how close-and how often-history came to taking a radically different path between Adolf Hitler's rise to power and his downfall.

It is also remarkable story of Hitler's repeated escapes from almost certain death convinced him that he was literally invincible and indestructible which caused terrific consequences for millions on people.

Author made great work in providing lot of details, book's seven chapters presented in historical order world in which the potential killers live is described.
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