'… a meticulously researched biography … thought-provoking …'. The Boston Globe
'… the chief strength of Hoffmann's meticulously researched study is that it permits us to see the Stauffenbergs as men of their era.' Christopher Clark, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'What if the anti-Nazi conspirators had succeeded in blowing up Hitler in July 1944? While it would have shortened the war, it would have made little difference to the peace, argues Peter Hoffmann in this brilliant biography.' The Financial Times
'… a work of enormous erudition … The book also gives a gripping and authoritative account of the planning and execution of the conspiracy itself.' Jonathan Wright, Oxford University
'A model of dispassionate historical investigation and exposition … This book is a major contribution to a specific historical discussion and a model of immense erudition, exhaustive research, and intense moral concern.' Robert W. Whalen, American Historical Review
'… an immensely readable book, which locates Stauffenberg's life, career and personal political dilemmas in the broader intellectual and political history of the time.' Tim Kirk, English Historical Review
This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg: poetic youth, soldier, Christian, nobleman, and enemy and would-be assassin of Hitler. This is the most detailed account of Stauffenberg's life and mind yet to be undertaken, based on a comprehensive collection of source material.