Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg — a lot of name for a lot of guy. Born into aristocracy in 1907, he was a soldier by the age of 19 and, by most accounts, a warrior with the soul of a poet (he was especially smitten with the work of Stefan George, a family friend) who'd briefly considered becoming an architect before deciding, "Right, duty first." Hence his quick ascension through the ranks, as befitting a soldier... More >>>