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The anatomy of the Nuremberg trials : a personal memoir

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The anatomy of the Nuremberg trials : a personal memoir
Call No: 341.69 T24a

Call Number341.69 T24a
Dates[1993]; ©1992
Statement of ResponsibilityTelford Taylor.
Summary"In vivid recollections meticulously documented, Telford Taylor, the Chief Prosecutor at Nuremberg, portrays events as he 'heard, saw, and otherwise sensed them at the time, and not as a detached historian working from the documents.' The author's firsthand knowledge of what took place both inside and outside the courtroom—as well as his profound grasp of international law—permits him to break new ground in describing the actual trials, which began in November 1945. He details personal vendettas among the Allied representatives, the prosecutors' brilliance and their astonishing gaffes, the judges' private observations of the days' happenings, and the negotiations that preceded the handing down of sentences. Taylor's accounts of Goering, Hess, Kaltenbrunner, Ribbentrop, Speer, and their co-conspirators in the daily give-and-take of the trials are riveting. What emerges, finally, is a penetrating and chilling look at the courtroom drama that finally revealed the full horror of the inhuman acts committed under Hitler." —Back cover
  1. Nuremberg and the laws of war
  2. The Nuremberg ideas
  3. Justice Jackson takes over
  4. Establishing the court: the London Charter
  5. The defendants and the charges: Krupp and the German General Staff
  6. Berlin to Nuremberg
  7. Nuremberg: pretrial pains and problems
  8. On trial
  9. The Nuremberg war crimes community
  10. The SS and the General Staff-High Command
  11. Individual defendants, future trials, and criminal organizations
  12. The French and Soviet prosecutions
  13. The defendants: Goering and Hess
  14. The defendants: "Murderers' Row"
  15. The defendants: bankers and admirals
  16. The defendants: the last nine
  17. The closing arguments
  18. The indicted organizations
  19. The defendants' last words
  20. The judgments of Solomons
  21. Judgment: law, crime, and punishment
  22. Epilogue and assessment
Physical Description xii, 703 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherBoston : Back Bay Books ; Little, Brown and Company
EditionFirst Paperback Edition
  • Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1992
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [679]–682) and index
RecognitionGifted in 1994 by Ivan & Laurie Gasoi and family