New York, 1st ed., 1973. 256 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + maps. D.j. 23 x 15cm. FINE. Count von Stauffenberg had been a member of the German General Staff but a long convalescence gave him time to review the events that brought him there. Secretly he became the driving force and co-ordinator of the plot to organize the army and as many civilian dissenters as possible to eliminate Hitler and the Nazi regime and set up a new government dedicated to peace and reconciliation. Code named Valkyrie this is the narrative of the man and events that led to July 20th, 1944, the day a bomb blast shook the Third Reich to its foundations and almost ended the Hitler regime.