Oral History

08/30/2016 - 10:56am
If you like Hunting Eichmann by Neil Bascomb

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Hunting Eichmann: How A Band of Survivors and A Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his path to an anonymous life in Buenos Aires, his pursuers are a bulldog West German prosecutor, a blind Argentinean Jew and his beautiful daughter, and a budding, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle (and whose rare surveillance photographs are published here for the first time). The capture of Eichmann and the efforts by Israeli agents to secret him out of Argentina to stand trial is the stunning conclusion to this thrilling historical account, told with the kind of pulse-pounding detail that rivals anything you'd find in great spy fiction. (catalog summary)

 

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Adolf Hitler: Dictator of Nazi Germany by Brenda Haugen
This book describes the life of Adolf Hitler, who, as leader of the Nazi party, provoked World War II and conquered most of Europe before his regime was defeated in 1945. (catalog summary)
 

 


 


Agent Zigzag
by Ben Macintyre
Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way. MI5 has now declassified all of Chapman's files, allowing the full story to be told, a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal. (catalog summary)
 

12/08/2009 - 12:09pm

This interview with T. Benton Gayle was conducted on November 6, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 12:06pm

This interview with Milton A. Dickerson, was conducted on July 29, 1986, by A. R. MacGregor, III. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 11:51am

This interview with Mary Jane Culley Boxley was conducted on November 26, 1986, by Lou Y. Silver. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 11:25am

This interview with Louise Scott Moncure, was conducted on April 30, 1986, by Charlotte B. Butler. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 11:19am

This interview with John Fitzhugh, was conducted on April 12, 1986, by Eillen Charters. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 11:16am

This interview with James Thomas Chinn, was conducted on April 13, 1986, by Lou Y. Silver. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/08/2009 - 11:13am

This interview with James M. Jackson, was conducted on August 19, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/07/2009 - 5:09pm

This interview with Ida Deacon Brooks, was conducted on April 5, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

12/07/2009 - 5:06pm

This interview with Gordon Byram, was conducted on January 3, 1987, by A. R. MacGregor III. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

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