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Tom Bower (b. 1946) is a British writer and investigative journalist.

Tom Bower (b. A former reporter for BBC’s Panorama, his books include unauthorized biographies of Tiny Rowland, Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Geoffrey Robinson, Gordon Brown, and Richard Branson. He won the 2003 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for Broken Dreams, an investigation into corruption in English football. Could be regarded as a cliff hanger as the book has not been updated to include the circumstances of his death by cancer in prison at the age of 77. I was raised with the naive belief that the denazification of Germany was a success.

The Confessions of Klaus Barbie: The Butcher of Lyon. While much of the book provides good insight into the Butcher of Lyon, (not Lyons) it really bogs down in the middle when the USA uses Barbie as an intelligence agent during the first years of the cold war with Russia

The Confessions of Klaus Barbie: The Butcher of Lyon. While much of the book provides good insight into the Butcher of Lyon, (not Lyons) it really bogs down in the middle when the USA uses Barbie as an intelligence agent during the first years of the cold war with Russia. There are so many players named, so many opportunities to return Barbie to France by the . Once again, we waged war but didn't bother to clean up the massive outcome.

Nikolaus Barbie (25 October 1913 – 25 September 1991) was an SS and Gestapo functionary during the Nazi era. He was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured prisoners of the Gestapo - primarily Jews and members of La R. . He was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured prisoners of the Gestapo - primarily Jews and members of La Résistance - while stationed in Lyon under the collaborationist Vichy regime. After the war, United States intelligence services employed him for his anti-Marxist efforts and also aided his escape to Bolivia.

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This book was issued in 2017, yet the author only takes us through the events of Klaus Barbie's life history up to 1984 when the book was originally published and Barbie was sitting in a French prison. The book ended abruptly at about 80% and the rest of the book was taken up by the bibliography.

In Lyons, Barbie was entrusted with cleansing the region of Jews, French Resistance fighters, and Communists .

In Lyons, Barbie was entrusted with cleansing the region of Jews, French Resistance fighters, and Communists, an assignment he undertook with unparalleled enthusiasm. With the dawning of the Cold War, the Butcher of Lyons went on to find a new purpose in South America, just as tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were escalating.

Bower, Tom. Publication date. New York : Pantheon Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Klaus Barbie: The Butcher of Lyons. In Klaus Barbie, investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker Tom Bower tells the fascinating, startling, and truly disturbing story of a real-life human monster, and draws back the curtain on one of America’s most shocking secrets of the Cold War. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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The Butcher of Lyons. The return of Klaus Barbie to France on 5 February 1983 to be tried for his wartime crimes was the victorious culmination of an extraordinary campaign by Serge and Beate Klarsfeld against sceptical, lethargic and downright hostile government officials and politicians. With enormous effort, Serge Klarsfeld discovered many vital documents and eyewitnesses which revealed Barbie’s miserable career and which convinced governments finally that his continued freedom insulted too many people and ideals.

The journalist who broke the story of Barbie's American connection chronicles the career of the Gestapo chief of Lyon--scheduled for trial in Spring 1984--and his recruitment by American intelligence

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Anasius
This book was issued in 2017, yet the author only takes us through the events of Klaus Barbie's life history up to 1984 when the book was originally published and Barbie was sitting in a French prison. With the re-issuance of the book, it would have been nice, even expected, that that an epilogue outlining the outcome of Barbie's trial, conviction, and sentencing would have been included by the still active author. The book ended abruptly at about 80% and the rest of the book was taken up by the bibliography. While it should have been foot noted, the bibliography was a reasonable secondary effort. However, I still can't get past the fact that I feel boondoggled by the author with this re-issuance. I purchased this book to find out what happened to Barbie, including the ending, which was lacking.

While much of the book provides good insight into the Butcher of Lyon, (not Lyons) it really bogs down in the middle when the USA uses Barbie as an intelligence agent during the first years of the cold war with Russia. There are so many players named, so many opportunities to return Barbie to France by the U.S. to stand trial and none of the arguments posited against it hold any water. Once again, we waged war but didn't bother to clean up the massive outcome. So many of the Nazi regime walked out of the war and into a wonderful life, living out their time either in Germany or South America until they died of old age, often taking the spoils of war (stolen Jewish money, jewels, paintings, etc.) with them to ease the pigs through their later years. In this case, America aided and abetted this Nazi pig with money, women, liquor, and good food instead of doing the right thing and letting him answer for his war crimes. Terribly disgusting to read about the part we played in Barbie's life after the Final Solution and those who contributed to this miasma will definitely pay their final dues.

While this appears to be an accurate forecasting of Barbie's life, I will not excuse a book re-issuance that does not update itself--hence, the low rating. Otherwise, the coverage of his life and escapades seemed well documented and Bower often discussed areas that were in conflict. This is not the first book that I've purchased that has been re-issued but not updated and I believe Amazon needs to clarify in their description that it is not an updated version. While I would recommend this book as background, I would not recommend it as the definitive story of Barbie's life.
Nothing personal
A well researched piece on The Butcher of Lyons. Could be regarded as a cliff hanger as the book has not been updated to include the circumstances of his death by cancer in prison at the age of 77. I was raised with the naive belief that the denazification of Germany was a success. Imagine my surprise to discover that so many kept their uniforms in the closet waiting for the birth of the Fourth Reich. Disappointing to read about the French collaborators; so many of them. With all that, the US using Barbie to combat Communism seems to be disproportionately belabored, while in comparison, Barbie's involvement with drug trafficking and the killing of Che was just touched upon in passing. Karma did catch up with Klaus in his family life, but all in all, for an inherently evil man, he had a long and fulfilling life up until his incarceration. The slant of the book does not reflect that Tom Bower has a Jewish background, but as for being an Englishman, well- - - -
Mr Freeman
This is a searching biography of a Nazi killer who got away with it, having had help from the U.S. Government because it needed the expertise of Barbie and other Nazis in the cold war against the Soviet Union. The U.S. used Barbie's talents in intelligence gathering to promote its own agenda during this time, as it used other Nazi specialists. Barbie had been a member of the Gestapo, the best counter-intelligence police in the history of the world, and his professionalism served the U.S. well.
RUL
It is so unbelievable to me that people like Barbie feel they did nothing wrong. This book gave me an insight into the mind of a madman. I always had an interest in the Pacific operation of WW2, but after reading books like this, I have seen the horrors that so many innocent families endured. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to see how these monsters committed terrible crimes and have no remorse.
Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyons download epub
Historical
Author: Tom Bower
ISBN: 0394533593
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon Books (March 1, 1984)
Pages: 255 pages