Author(s): James Owen
As the Second World War ended, the first army unit to come across the Nazi leaders could have executed them summarily. Or their judgement might have fallen to the German people, as at the end of the First World War. But an International Millitary Tribunal offered the unprecedented opportunity for them to be fairly tried and damned only on the evidence of their own meticulous documentation of genocide, war crimes and other atrocities. In November 1945, 22 of Nazi Germany's leading figures took the stand in a trial that foreshadowed the trials of war criminals in Bosnia, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq today. "Nuremberg: Evil on Trial" reveals the courtroom drama that unfolded. Sixty years after the verdict and executions, using original transcripts and incisive commentary, this is a comprehensive yet accessible account of key moment in the world's history.
'Lucidly written and ingeniously argued' -- Sunday Times on A Serpent in Eden 'A fascinating book written with exemplary thoroughness' -- William Boyd in the Daily Telegraph, on A Serpent in Eden 'Extremely enjoyable and deeply engrossing' -- Sunday Times on A Serpent in Eden 'An extraordinary anthology' -- Sunday Times on The Voice of War
James Owen was born in London in 1969. He studied Modern History at Oxford University. His previous books are A Serpent in Eden" - shortlisted for the 2005 CWA Golden Dagger (non-fiction), and The Voice of War: The Second World War Told By Those Who Fought It", with Guy Walters. He writes regularly for The Times", the Telegraph", the Evening Standard" and the FT".