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Defying Hitler
Sebastian Haffner was the pen name of a German-born journalist named Raimund Pretzel who fled Germany for England in 1938 and became known as a "British" journalist and historian during and after the war. This manuscript, which details the Germany of his youth and the rise of Hitler, was written shortly after his escape, but filed away when the war broke out. His son only discovered it after his death in 1999 and it was a smash bestseller in Germany. In ...