Original Title: "Natürlich kann geschossen werden"
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 19.95 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch
Date of publication:
April 6, 2010
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The history of the infamous terrorist group
On May 14, 1970, one man and four women – including Gudrun Ensslin and Ulrike Meinhof – used armed force to rescue convict Andreas Baader from a West Berlin prison. This was the hour of the birth of the Red Army Faction. From then on and until their final act in 1993, they repeatedly spread fear and trepidation throughout the Republic. A lot of the RAF crimes have still not been cleared up, with ever new insights keeping justice and legal authorities, politicians and society in general in suspense.
Spiegel author Michael Sontheimer has written a concise and enthralling history of the Red Army Faction. He has impartially analysed why intelligent young Germans over and over again flung themselves into such a ruthless and hopeless struggle. His gripping presentation uses the latest insights and is based on conversations with one-time members of the terror group.
“Sontheimer has succeeded in doing what few non-fiction writers have: he actually tells a story. His abstract of the RAF history reads like a mystery novel. What makes his book so readable is his nearness to the protagonists. Sontheimer has been able to count on the assistance of many members of the RAF while maintaining adequate professional distance. Here is an exciting portrayal of the terrorist group, a work that will attract historians just as much as lay readers.”
Financial Times Deutschland
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