The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero by Patricia McCormick

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How does a quiet young German theologian, a pacifist who came of age between the world wars, find himself involved in a plan to assassinate Hitler? This intriguing account of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life—from his boyhood to his anti-Nazi activism as a Lutheran pastor and his death by hanging in a concentration camp—introduces readers to an important 20th-century hero of the Christian faith. The narrative may be difficult for younger readers to follow, but author Patricia McCormick includes photos, sidebars, and timelines for added interest. Ages 10 and up. (Balzer + Bray)

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