Letters from Nuremberg by Christopher J. Dodd audiobook

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice

By Senator Christopher J. Dodd , with Lary Bloom
Read by Michael Prichard

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13.53 Hours Unabridged
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Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Connecticut) presents letters his father wrote home while serving as a prosecutor at Nuremberg. Senator Thomas Dodd began his career of public service as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. Chris Dodd recently discovered his mother's collection of letters his father wrote during the trials. Through his father, Chris Dodd learned not only the scope of Nazi Holocaust but also the importance of the rule of law. Our allies would have preferred summary executions of the Nazi leadership, but Chris Dodd said his father gave "to these defendants that which they did not give to their victims, and the world is a better place for their example."

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Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Connecticut) presents letters his father wrote home while serving as a prosecutor at Nuremberg.

Senator Thomas Dodd began his career of public service as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. Chris Dodd recently discovered his mother's collection of letters his father wrote during the trials. Through his father, Chris Dodd learned not only the scope of Nazi Holocaust but also the importance of the rule of law. Our allies would have preferred summary executions of the Nazi leadership, but Chris Dodd said his father gave "to these defendants that which they did not give to their victims, and the world is a better place for their example."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Moving and insightful…. Chris Dodd places his father's letters and the trial in context brilliantly. Senator Edward Kennedy
“At times anguished and stimulating, always informative and insightful, Thomas Dodd’s personal letters from the Nuremburg trial to his wife as presented by his son, Senator Christopher Dodd, constitute an important contribution to history. All those interested in the events resulting from the darkest zones of humanity will find this volume of great value.” Elie Wiesel, professor and political activist
“Thomas Dodd’s letters from Nuremberg illuminate the most important trial of the twentieth century through the moving and insightful reflections of a husband, father, and patriot as he made history. Chris Dodd places his father’s letters and the trial in context brilliantly, contrasting America’s deep commitment to the rule of law at Nuremberg with our unfortunate abandonment of that commitment at Guantanamo today. The publication of these letters is especially timely now, as we struggle to regain the respect we so justly earned sixty years ago when we demonstrated to the world the immense power of the rule of law.” Senator Edward Kennedy
“The content of Letters from Nuremberg represents an insightful, very personal perspective into the daily workings of the Nuremberg trials. Chris skillfully extrapolates this historic chapter of European history from the loving correspondence between his father, abroad in a war-torn land, and his mother, coping with the demands of a young family remaining at home. This book, written by my valued friend and colleague, will rightfully take its place on the shelf of history.” Senator John Warner
“This book is a tour de force—a gold mine for historians, an intimate love story, and a compelling portrait of key Nazi figures. Splendidly edited, the letters capture as never before the intrigue, the infighting, and the daily drama of one of the most important trials in history.” Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The Bully Pulpit
Letters from Nuremberg is actually two important and absorbing books in one. Thomas Dodd’s letters take us into the emotional heart of that complex trial that established Nazi crimes for all future generations of humankind. Christopher Dodd’s meditations on them show us the compelling importance of his father’s experience at Nuremberg to our own world sixty years later.” Michael Beschloss, New York Time bestselling author of Presidential Courage

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English