Nuremberg by Joseph E. Persico
Infamy on Trial

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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg trials, and drawing upon hitherto unseen first-hand accounts and prison documents, a re-creation of the trials, providing character portraits of the 21 Nazi leaders on trial, and insights into the motives, and political agendas of those who sought to condemn them.
 

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Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.
 
Published August 1, 1995 by Penguin Books. 560 pages
Genres: History, War, Law & Philosophy, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Within the prosecution, there were turf wars over who would take the lead in examining witnesses, over which of the four participating powers--the US, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union--would carry the most weight, and over genuine differences of opinion as to what kind of prosecution w...

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Persico ( Piercing the Reich ) has written an extraordinary, intensely dramatic re-creation of the Nuremberg Trials of 1945-1946 in which the U.S., France, the U.S.S.R.

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Attempting to capture the participants' psychological states, Persico recreates the war crimes trials of 1945-1946.

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To prevent the Nuremberg trial from become "a victor's spectacle" and "a high-grade lynching," as Persico puts it, the Allies afforded the defendants a trial with all the trappings of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence.

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4 HOURS With: Roger Dunn, David McIlwraith, Christopher Shyer, Hrothgar Mathews, Frank Moore, Frank Fontaine, Raymond Cloutier, Bill Corday, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ken Kramer, Sam Stone, Douglass O'Keeffe, Benoit Girard, James Bradford, Frank Burns, Erwin Potitt, Tom Rack, Roc LaFortune, Dennis S...

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