Killing the SS
Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series - The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
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The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2018)
Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing series
As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, including the notorious SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among those war criminals were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.
Killing the SS is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled "Nazi hunters." This determined and disparate group included a French husband and wife team, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, and a death camp survivor. Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death.
Written in the fast-paced style of the Killing series, Killing the SS will educate and stun the reader.
The final chapter is truly shocking.
A page turner.
If you are a fan of fast paced war history then killing the SS is for you. I suggest you read the book after killing Patton and before Killing the Rising Sun to give you a complete and accurate historical account of World War 2.
Killing the SS
The authors did an excellent job of weaving the individual stories together to make the transitions in this book easy to follow. I did feel the ending to the book was somewhat abrupt but the in-depth Prologue did a nice job of filling in the gaps.
This book also does a nice job of leading the reader to other sources, so if the reader wants to dig deeper into one of the subjects written about in this book, I would start by reading the books used as sources for this book.
This was the first book in the “Killing series’’ I have read and based on this book, I do plan to read “Killing Patton”.
A fan of WWII history, especially the rise and fall of the Third Reich, I was excited to read this book based on mostly positive reviews. I have read books and articles about the hunt for Nazis, and thought this would be a good addition, especially considering the focus on the SS. I learned a few new things, but found the book poorly written and sometimes hard to follow, as it seemed to be thrown together quickly without creating much suspense around the hunt and capture of these criminals. The stories of the famous Nazis such as Eichmann, Mengele, Borman and Barbie did not add much new material, especially around the network of groups who aided and abetted their escape, such as the Catholic Church. There was some new information, such as the stories of female camp guards that might make the investment worthwhile.
- Category: History
- Published: Oct 09, 2018
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
- Seller: Macmillan
- Print Length: 339 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series