From the New York Times bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy comes the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II.
In 1943, as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt had a critical goal: a face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. This first-ever meeting of the Big Three in Tehran, Iran, would decide some of the most crucial strategic details of the war. Yet when the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took shape—an assassination plot that would’ve changed history.
A true story filled with daring rescues, body doubles, and political intrigue, The Nazi Conspiracy details FDR’s pivotal meeting in Tehran and the deadly Nazi plot against the heads of state of the three major Allied powers who attended it.
With all the hallmarks of a Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch page-turner, The Nazi Conspiracy explores the great political minds of the twentieth century, investigating the pivotal years of the war in gripping detail. This meeting of the Big Three changed the course of World War II. Here’s the inside story of how it almost led to a world-shattering disaster.
"This is a riveting sub-plot in the middle of the greatest cataclysm in human history -- the Second World War. It's told with confidence and mastery and is what we all crave -- a page turner!" -Ken Burns
“History is full of fascinating twists and near twists—and Meltzer and Mensch are masters of the tales of such moments.” —Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
“Nazis, body-doubles and WWII like you’ve never seen it. Here’s the assassination plot that nearly changed history! Reads like a thriller, but it’s all true. One of the best books of the year. Read it now!”
- Brian Kilmeade, bestselling author of The President and the Freedom Fighter
"A colorful trek through a labyrinth of twists and turns that could have changed history." -Kirkus
"thrilling account....A fascinating and potentially controversial book." -Booklist
"WWII buffs will be enthralled." -Publishers Weekly