RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 759908650 LA Translated from the German. T1 The lone assassin : the epic true story of the man who almost killed Hitler A1 Ortner, Helmut,, PB Skyhorse Pub. PP New York YR 2012 SN 9781616083830 1616083832 AB "The Lone Assassin is a powerfully gripping tale that takes you back to 1939, as you follow Elser from the Munich Beer Hall, across the border, and sadly, to the concentration camp where his heroic life ended."--Jacket. Georg Elser was just an ordinary member of society living in Munich-- until he took it upon himself to attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Elser took the skills from his craft as a carpenter, and worked to assemble his own bomb detonator at the Munich Beer Hall. Hidden near the speaker's podium, Elser's bomb went off successfully, killing eight people. Hitler was not one of them. Ortner explores the dark days of Munich in 1939, and follows Elser from the Munich Beer Hall, across the border, and sadly, to the concentration camp where his heroic life ended.