Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America eBook


    Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America eBook on edge, the FBI caught unawares, and the incredible capture of eight dangerous criminals A thrilling historical narrative for WWII buffs, reluctant readers, and adventure junkies."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Scholastic Focus): Hitler's Secret Attack on America
  • Samantha Seiple
  • 22 June 2019
  • 1338259148

10 thoughts on “Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Scholastic Focus): Hitler's Secret Attack on America

  1. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusDuring WWII, the Nazis planned sabotage attacks on a variety of US manufacturing, transportation and other locations that were crucial to the US war effort Due to human error and frailty, these were never made Seiple follows the plans of George Dasch and his compatriots in a tale that should have been made into a 1960s WWII comedy yes, this was actually a thing, youngsters starring Werner Klemperer, Roy Kinnear, and Arte Johnson Dasch was born in Germany, but E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusDuring WWII, the Nazis planned sabotage attacks on a variety of US manufacturing, transportation and other locations that were crucial to the US war effort Due to human error and frailty, these were never made Seiple follows the plans of George Dasch and his compatriots in a tale that should have been made into a 1960s WWII comedy yes, this was actually a thing, youngsters starring Werner Klemperer, Roy Kinnear, and Arte Johnson Dasch was born in Germany, but lived for twenty years in the US He was disgruntled even though his parents sacrificed so that he could get a good education, the best work he could find in the US was as a waiter When the war was percolating, he decided to return to Germany and find a way to make himself useful to the government because he preferred to support Germany rather than the US in the war However, it didn t take long for him to realize that the Nazis were very evil He continued with the plans, hoping to somehow use his German connections to better his situation in the US The men who worked with him all had their own reasons for joining, but none of them trusted each other From the time the U Boat dropped them off on the coast, things went wrong They managed to bury boxes of explosives, but left a trail of evidence everywhere They were also spotted by a civil defense worker whom Dasch should have killed but didn t They managed to take a train to New York City, where they stayed in luxury hotels and went on shopping sprees and had lunch at fancy places Dasch realized that they weren t going to be able to go through with their sabotage, so tried to find a way to make things better for himself, which oddly did not involve just running off with the money to a small town in Iowa and spending his life there, which is what I would have done The comedy of errors continued Eventually, the entire group was captured and sent to trial, with six of the eight men involved being executed for being spies in a controversial move that denied them a civil trial This was important when the US had to deal with the perpetrators of 9 11.This is a fascinating book that covers a little known facet of WWII It will appeal to a number of readers, and, like all of Seiple s books, is fast paced, short, and easy to read I did get bogged down in the middle with the ways that all eight men were apprehended, but it was fun to read about their shopping sprees and antics in New York An automat We may have a lot of cool technology now, but I wish there were still automats Definitely purchasing this title


  2. Barbara Barbara says:

    This detailed and infinitely readable account of how eight men tried and failed to sabotage various targets that Germany considered essential to the welfare of the United States is fascinating Not only were these sabotage efforts interesting just in being considered, but the author does a remarkable job of pointing out the human frailties that resulted in their failure Much planning, training, and recruiting went into preparing eight men with ties to the United States but loyalty to Germany to This detailed and infinitely readable account of how eight men tried and failed to sabotage various targets that Germany considered essential to the welfare of the United States is fascinating Not only were these sabotage efforts interesting just in being considered, but the author does a remarkable job of pointing out the human frailties that resulted in their failure Much planning, training, and recruiting went into preparing eight men with ties to the United States but loyalty to Germany to land on American soil and infiltrate the country Things went wrong from the first as the first team landed in Amagansett, New York, where its leader immediately ran into someone from the Coast Guard He decided not to kill the man and directed his crew to bury the explosives they brought with them Things went from bad to worse as the explosives were discovered, and the team s leader, George Dasch, eventually decided to turn on his compatriots, going to the FBI with his information Dasch apparently wanted to have things both ways and be seen as a hero to the United States when he was clearly a leader in the sabotage plot The fate of the men was determined by a military tribunal, and six of them were sentenced to death I was particularly saddened by how Herbert Haupt, one of the men, drew his unwitting family into the plot The author makes this story from 1942 particularly relevant by discussing how the U.S government chose to try the men involved in the Twin Towers bombings There are plenty of photographs included, and readers will be amused by how the plot fell apart due to mistrust among the would be saboteurs, and how they dithered around, buying clothing, and dining out as they tried to blend in and look like average Americans Parts of the story amused me while other elements made me think about what might have happened had their efforts succeeded


  3. Megan Melnyk Megan Melnyk says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So I started this book on audio, and had to reread a bunch because I couldn t get the names straight One of my students read it and recommended it to me so I wanted to persevere so I could talk to him about it otherwise I might have moved on because it was so hard to follow on audio However, when I sat down and read it, it was a super quick read It gave good general background and shared new info I ve never heard of However, it seemed to go quickly in regards to the climax, as I was expecti So I started this book on audio, and had to reread a bunch because I couldn t get the names straight One of my students read it and recommended it to me so I wanted to persevere so I could talk to him about it otherwise I might have moved on because it was so hard to follow on audio However, when I sat down and read it, it was a super quick read It gave good general background and shared new info I ve never heard of However, it seemed to go quickly in regards to the climax, as I was expecting them to actually do something and I was surprised how quickly they were all caught However, I was unsure with the tone of the author It almost seemed like she was hoping to make you sympathetic and teach you that military tribunals are not good I mean, she was kind of neutral by calling them controversial but following up with the example of 9 11 seemed to be proving a point though maybe she just wanted to show how it relates torecent events Either way, it got interesting in the middle when they all came to America, but the beginning was slow and the end left a weird taste in my mouth I couldn t help but feel bad for Haupt and his whole family and even Dasch a little even though he doesn t sound like a like able guy , and Burger, too I guess it s scary to think that in some cases if you even think about doing something bad and don t actually go through with it you can t just tell them truth and ask forgiveness I guess times of war are when tough and often poor decisions are made Either way, this was an interesting and different read, for sure, but not quite what I expected


  4. Melissa B. Melissa B. says:

    This book is written for teens, and the author does a good job explaining concepts that people new to this topic may not know.I had never heard of this story before Eight men who are in difficult situations in Nazi Germany one was in a concentration camp for speaking out against the government are tapped to go to the United States and blow up factories essential to the war effort All of the men have spent a large amount of time in the U.S and are familiar with the culture and language.From This book is written for teens, and the author does a good job explaining concepts that people new to this topic may not know.I had never heard of this story before Eight men who are in difficult situations in Nazi Germany one was in a concentration camp for speaking out against the government are tapped to go to the United States and blow up factories essential to the war effort All of the men have spent a large amount of time in the U.S and are familiar with the culture and language.From the beginning, the entire project was doomed When four of the men land on American soil, they are caught by a Coast Guard officer Though they are told to kill anyone who interferes with the mission, the ring leader, Dasch, gives the Coast Guard officer money instead and lets him go.Later, one of the men goes to the FBI to tell all he knows, and the mission unravels in historic ways


  5. Susan Susan says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this for a Teachers as Readers group Interesting, but a little confusing due to the writing style Too many pronouns and not enough explanation for students who may not have a background in World War II history, particularly Germany s role For example the part about Stormtroopers in Germany and their natural rivalry with Hitler s SS In addition, the use of the military tribunals and the quick execution of the prisoners may make thisdifficult for younger readers to bear and under I read this for a Teachers as Readers group Interesting, but a little confusing due to the writing style Too many pronouns and not enough explanation for students who may not have a background in World War II history, particularly Germany s role For example the part about Stormtroopers in Germany and their natural rivalry with Hitler s SS In addition, the use of the military tribunals and the quick execution of the prisoners may make thisdifficult for younger readers to bear and understand I liked that the epilogue told the reader where some of the prisoners ended up and how their roles affected their family members In addition, connecting the impact of the military tribunal torecent history with its use after the Sept 11 attacks helps readers to understand how the past connects to the present


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    In 1942, a group of German agents landed on the east coast of America, intent on spreading trouble by disabling transportation and manufacturing and other organizations important in the US war effort However, one thing after another went wrong and the mission was a failure I had no idea What an exciting read I did a lot of shaking my head at the stupidity, by both Americans and Germans I loved the details of their meals, the shopping trips, the fancy clothes and hotel stays Includes an In 1942, a group of German agents landed on the east coast of America, intent on spreading trouble by disabling transportation and manufacturing and other organizations important in the US war effort However, one thing after another went wrong and the mission was a failure I had no idea What an exciting read I did a lot of shaking my head at the stupidity, by both Americans and Germans I loved the details of their meals, the shopping trips, the fancy clothes and hotel stays Includes an epilogue showing how this story influenced decisions after the 9 11 attack, sources including declassified government documents, books and websites.For this andof my reviews, visit CHECK IT OUT


  7. Heather Heather says:

    Very interesting I had never heard this story before, so I definitely enjoyed learningabout these saboteurs I didn t love that the pictures and short biographies of the 8 saboteurs didn t fall until the end of part 1, so I definitely peeked ahead I was having trouble keeping them all straight, plus the narrative mentioned that two looked a lot alike, and I was curious which two they were I think this story is well told, and I have already booktalked and recommended this one to some m Very interesting I had never heard this story before, so I definitely enjoyed learningabout these saboteurs I didn t love that the pictures and short biographies of the 8 saboteurs didn t fall until the end of part 1, so I definitely peeked ahead I was having trouble keeping them all straight, plus the narrative mentioned that two looked a lot alike, and I was curious which two they were I think this story is well told, and I have already booktalked and recommended this one to some middle school readers


  8. Kimberly B Kimberly B says:

    2.5 stars I read this for my Teachers as Readers book club It is supposed to be written for middle school age however I feel it missed the mark I didn t learn anything from this book It glosses over both the plot as well as any description of the saboteurs Everything moves too quickly with little detail given Even middle school students would want a littledescription.


  9. Wes Robertson Wes Robertson says:

    Brief introduction to this part of the war Not extremely engaging and only somewhat informative Seemed to build up to a political stance on the injustice and mistreatment of potential terrorists rather than provide deep insight on the saboteurs, their targets, and or actions rather the lack thereof It is a very quick read which is its saving grace.


  10. Donna Dobihal Smith Donna Dobihal Smith says:

    A fascinating account of a plan gone wrong, kids interested in WWll, history, sabotage, espionage, and spies will be drawn into this suspenseful story, full of surprising twists and real characters involved in a plot to bring down the USA from within A dense yet quick read.


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