Nuremberg: The Reckoning
Date: October 2009
Duration: 9 hours 34 minutes
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.