Book Recommendation: The Nazi Conspiracy

I recently finished The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. It is the third “conspiracy” book that they have written together. The first was The First Conspiracy (about a plot to kill George Washington) and the second was The Lincoln Conspiracy (about a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln – long before he was assassinated).

The book is a must read for anyone who is into history, especially World War 2. Did you know there was a plot to kill FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin when they all met together for their well known conference? I didn’t. It is a fascinating read.

Meltzer and Mensch do a great job in presenting the events that led up to the “Big Three” getting together. I’ve read a lot about WWII, but there was a lot I was unaware of. I had no idea just how many casualties that Russia suffered. I didn’t realize just how much we helped them with weapons and tanks.

You really get a fantastic pictures of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. You sense the tensions and the urgencies. You also feel the frustration and caution each men felt toward one another.

You will read about many of the familiar names associated with the war, but there are plenty of names and people you don’t know. Their roles and their work were key to bother the Allies and the enemy.

Can you imagine what could have happened if the Germans were able to assassinate one or all three of the Ally leaders? I’d rather not think of it.

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys historic non-fiction. Have you read it? If so, I’d love your thoughts.

4 thoughts on “Book Recommendation: The Nazi Conspiracy

  1. not to mention if they had gotten nuclear weapons up and running before the Allies, or if they had perfected ‘the bell’ time machine that they were certainly trying to build but in all likelihood were unable to make functional.

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    1. Right?! That’s scary to think about.

      There’s a pretty good book called Countdown: 1945 by Chris Wallace all about the race to build the bomb. Also a good fictional story by Andrew Gross called The One Man about breaking into Auschwitz to break out a Jewish scientist whose formulas help make the bomb.


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