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Target: America

Target: America


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About the Book

Did Hitler mean to pursue global conquest once he had completed his mastery of Europe? In this startling reassessment of Hitler's strategic aims, Duffy argues that he fully intended to bring the war to America once his ambitions in the Eurasian heartland were achieved. Detailed here for the first time are the Third Reich's plans for a projected series of worldwide offensives using the new secret weapons emerging from wartime research. Duffy also recounts other Axis schemes to attack American cities through the use of multi-stage missiles, submarine launched rockets, and suicide missions against ships in the New York harbor. Taken together, these plans reveal just how determined the Axis powers were to attack the United States.

Whether German forces could actually reach America has been long debated. What is certain is that Wehrmacht planners explored various options. In 1942 a secret plan was submitted to Hermann Goring for the use of long-range bombers against targets across the globe. The scheme, prepared by a select group within the Luftwaffe, is believed to be the result of direct discussions with Hitler. Long rumored to exist, this document was recently discovered in the military archives in Freiburg. This account provides the first detailed analysis of the plan and places it in the context of Germany's global war objectives.


About the Author:

JAMES P. DUFFY is a writer who specializes in military history. This is his 14th book. His previous works include Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II (Praeger, 2001), Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut (1997), Czars: Russia's Rulers for Over One Thousand Years (1995), Target Hitler: The Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler (Praeger, 1992), The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A Complete Book of Facts (1992), Hitler Slept Late, and Other Blunders That Cost Him the War (Praeger, 1991).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275966843
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 242 mm
  • No of Pages: 192
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 448 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275966844
  • Publisher Date: 30 Apr 2004
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Width: 165 mm


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