A carpenter who had worked in a watch factory, Georg Elser was an ordinary German—until he took it upon himself to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Using the skills he had garnered from his craft, Elser snuck out every night to the Munich Beer Hall where he worked to assemble his homemade bomb. Hidden in a hollowed-out space near the speaker’s podium, it went off successfully, killing eight people. Unfortunately, Hitler was not one of them.
In Lone Assassin, Helmut Ortner and Ross Benjamin tell the story, scene by scene, of Elser’s attempt to murder the Führer. Following Elser from the Munich Beer Hall, across the border, and sadly, to the concentration camp where his heroic life ended, it is a tale of rare and remarkable heroism.
Hardcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing ( June 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-621041
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)