• Resistance

  • The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945
  • By: Halik Kochanski
  • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
  • Length: 46 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A monumental history that finally integrates the many resistance movements against Nazi hegemony across Europe into a single, sweeping narrative.

It's almost shocking to think that now, more than seventy years after the Nazi surrender in 1945, there is not a single volume that has attempted to unify the resistance movements that convulsed Europe during the brutal years of occupation. In her extraordinary work, Resistance, Halik Kochanski does just that, creating a prodigiously researched account that becomes the first to bring these disparate histories into a single narrative.

Taking us from France in the west to parts of the Soviet Union in the east, Resistance reveals why and how small bands of individuals undertook actions that could lead not merely to their own deaths, but to the destruction of their entire communities. As Kochanski demonstrates, most who joined up were ordinary people who would not have been expected—even by themselves—to become heroes. Simultaneously panoramic and heartbreakingly intimate, Resistance is an incomparable history necessary for any home library.

©2022 Halik Kochanski (P)2022 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Amazing Comprehensive History

This book is really incredibly comprehensive. It is long and not an easy read. One needs to be a serious history nerd to get through this but, for those who are it is quite rewarding.

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A Key WW II Narrative

A detailed description of how partisans carried out resistance against German occupation during the war. Stories are there with overwhelming lists of names. A smoother narration would have facilitated listening. The author is commended for writing this exposition of good with often evil outcomes to the participants. Sadness is a major component of this book as the success of the allies is recounted. Memorials to the partisans are everywhere in Europe; we must not forget them.

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Outstanding and astounding scholarship

The descriptions of the actions of brave people who resisted Nazis to fight for what was right, not for glory, makes me wonder: Would I have had the courage, then, or now? The book is long but worthwhile. Take your time and immerse yourself in the wonder of unknown heroes.