The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 20, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 703 pages
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A long-awaited memoir of the Nuremberg war crimes trials by one of its key participants. In 1945 Telford Taylor joined the prosecution staff and eventually became chief counsel of the international tribunal established to try top-echelon Nazis. Telford provides an engrossing eyewitness account of one of the most significant events of our century.
 

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

If you want to read your way to a comprehensive understanding of the Nuremberg trials this is a must read. Not a big fan of Taylor and his world view as an internationalist but his insight into the people and process at the trials is primary material. Read full review

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The author was a member of the American Prosecution staff at the International Military Tribunal that was held in Nuremberg in 1945-6 with the purpose of judging major Nazi war criminals. The book, as ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1NUREMBERG AND THE LAWS OF WAR
Chapter 2THE NUREMBERG IDEAS
Chapter 3JUSTICE JACKSON TAKES OVER
THE LONDON CHARTER
KRUPP AND THE GERMAN GENERAL STAFF
Chapter 6BERLIN TO NUREMBERG
PRETRIAL PAINS AND PROBLEMS
BANKERS AND ADMIRALS
THE LAST NINE
Chapter 17THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS
Chapter 18THE INDICTED ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 19THE DEFENDANTS LAST WORDS
Chapter 20THE JUDGMENTS OF SOLOMONS
LAW CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Chapter 22EPILOGUE AND ASSESSMENT

Chapter 8ON TRIAL
Chapter 9THE NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES COMMUNITY
Chapter 10THE SS AND THE GENERAL STAFFHIGH COMMAND
Chapter 11INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS FUTURE TRIALS AND CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 12THE FRENCH AND SOVIET PROSECUTIONS
GOERING AND HESS
MURDERERS ROW
APPENDICES
Appendix A
Appendix B
SOURCE NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

TELFORD TAYLOR was a professor of law at the Columbia University Law School. After graduating from Williams College and Harvard Law School, he served with various government agencies in Washington, becoming general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission in 1940. He served in the army during World War II and was a staff prosecutor in the Nuremberg war trials in 1946. Mr. Taylor was the author of several books, including The March of Conquest (1958), Sword and Swastika (1962), and The Breaking Wave (1967). He died in 1998.

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