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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William F. Buckley Narrator: Stuart Langton Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice, 1945, was the scene of a trial without precedent in history, a trial that continues to haunt the modern world. With his customary authority and audacity, William F. Buckley, Jr., has taken a pivotal moment in history and shaped it into a novel of riveting insight and understanding.

Leading the listener into the palace is interpreter-interrogator Sebastian, a young German-American whose fate is entwined with the lives and deaths of some towering figures of twentieth-century history, including Hermann Goering and Adolf Hitler. In a gripping account of war makers who must face the consequences of their actions, Nuremberg: The Reckoning flows through Warsaw, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and finally Nuremberg, as Sebastian comes to terms with his family legacy and his national identity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Buckley] presents the trials as something beyond ordinary politics.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Inventive and absorbing.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Within the flexible boundaries of a novel that has substance, style, and a firm grip on the plot, Buckley has fashioned a story of action against a real historical background.”

    Library Journal

  • “Buckley displays his unmatched talent for fictionalizing key historical moments in this masterful account of the infamous trials…Considering the complexities of the subject matter, Buckley manages to tell a fast-paced coming-of-age story set against the darkest of backdrops.”


  • “Driven by an illuminating synergy of fact and fiction…Buckley’s superbly researched novel drops us squarely into a thicket of ideas, arguments, and reportage, while grounding our emotions in the Reinhards’ collectively compelling story.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alan Ziegaus | 9/18/2012

    " It was ok, but why did the author have to invent a war criminal who never existed who was in charge of a death camp that never existed and then throw both into the Nuremgberg trial. I thought he could have used one of the real war criminals as a foil in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenton | 8/8/2012

    " Part history, part historical fiction. A good introduction to the post-war Nazi trials, but I'm not sure why Buckley added the fictional characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 6/5/2012

    " Fascinating era..but poor writng by Buckley. should have been better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chuck | 3/22/2012

    " Simple but interesting historical novel about the famed Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Buckley, as usual, is verbose and sometimes vague. "

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