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The Saboteurs

(2004)
The Nazi Raid on America
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Shortly after America's entry into World War II, Adolf Hitler ordered an extensive sabotage campaign against the United States to disrupt the production of tanks and airplanes and blow up bridges and railroads. Eight German saboteurs were dispatched across the Atlantic by U-boat, one team landing in Amagansett, Long Island, the other near Jacksonville, Florida. They brought with them enough money and explosives for a two-year operation and traveled inland to explore potential targets.

The full story of this audacious endeavor is a remarkable account of a terrorist threat against America. Michael Dobbs describes the saboteurs' training in Nazi Germany, their claustrophobic three-week voyage in submarines, and their infiltration into American life. He explores the reasons each volunteered, and their links to a network of Nazi sympathizers in the United States. He paints a portrait of the group's leaders: George Dasch, a onetime waiter who dreamed of leaving his personal mark on history, and Edward Kerling, a fanatic Nazi caught between his love for his mistress and his love for his wife. And he shows how the FBI might never have captured the saboteurs had one of them not helped J. Edgar Hoover transform a hapless manhunt into one of his proudest accomplishments. A military tribunal, a historic Supreme Court session, and one of the largest mass executions in American history provide a stunning climax to a dangerous but failed mission.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 1-4352-9187-5 / 978-1-4352-9187-4 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-375-41470-3 / 978-0-375-41470-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 1-4000-3042-0 / 978-1-4000-3042-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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