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Ostkrieg : Hitler's War of Extermination in the East - Stephen G. Fritz


Hitler's War of Extermination in the East

Hardcover Published: 8th September 2011
ISBN: 9780813134161
Number Of Pages: 688

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Raoul Walsh (1887--1980) was known as one of Hollywood's most adventurous, iconoclastic, and creative directors. He carved out an illustrious career and made films that transformed the Hollywood studio yarn into a thrilling art form. Walsh belonged to that early generation of directors -- along with John Ford and Howard Hawks -- who worked in the fledgling film industry of the early twentieth century, learning to make movies with shoestring budgets. Walsh's generation invented a Hollywood that made movies seem bigger than life itself. In the first ever full-length biography of Raoul Walsh, author Marilyn Ann Moss recounts Walsh's life and achievements in a career that spanned more than half a century and produced upwards of two hundred films, many of them cinema classics. Walsh originally entered the movie business as an actor, playing the role of John Wilkes Booth in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915). In the same year, under Griffith's tutelage, Walsh began to direct on his own. Soon he left Griffith's company for Fox Pictures, where he stayed for more than twenty years. It was later, at Warner Bros., that he began his golden period of filmmaking. Walsh was known for his romantic flair and playful persona. Involved in a freak auto accident in 1928, Walsh lost his right eye and began wearing an eye patch, which earned him the suitably dashing moniker "the one-eyed bandit." During his long and illustrious career, he directed such heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, and Marlene Dietrich, and in 1930 he discovered future star John Wayne.

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Stephen Fritz has made a major statement. There are many books dealing with military operations in the East and many others that highlight the atrocities, the murders, and the Holocaust. Not until now has a single volume attempted to incorporate both, seeking the nexus between military operations and mass murder. The result is as complete a history of the GermanSoviet war as one could desire, and it is an achievement that is likely to be unequaled for some time to come." Robert M. Citino, - author of Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942

"Fritz has written a topflight strategic/operational level analysis of the RussoGerman War. His text is solid and impeccably supported." - Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare

"Of all the hundreds of books on the Russian campaign, Mr. Fritz's is the first I have seen that demonstrates the nexus between mass murder and military operations." - Washington Times

"Stephen Fritz brought to his sources his considerable analytical skills and clarity of expression. The product is a very readable consideration of the European war's most important front, and one that expresses a new understanding of its causes and effects." - New York Journal of Books

"Fritz seeks to synthesize and build upon earlier scholarship while exclusively focusing on the struggle as seen from Berlin.... Ostkrieg will be a significant addition to any academic library." - Choice

"It is truly a magnificent work of military history integrating ideological, economic, political, and military dimensions of this theater of war." - Waterline

"Perfect for instructors and students." - Teaching History

"An ambitious and impressive synthesis of two vast and often mutually exclusive fields of scholarship: the historiography of the Holocaust and that of the war on the Eastern Front.... [it] should serve as the starting point for all historians and students of World War II interested in the relationship of war and genocide." - Journal of Military History

"We are given a superb vantage point from which to view how the Nazi regime's obsessions trapped Germany into ultimately fatal dilemmas." - Historian

"We now have a comprehensive, clearly written and affordable study incorporating recent research on the Eastern Front." - European History Quartterly

Mapsp. vii
Abbreviations and Foreign Termsp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Dilemmap. 1
Decisionp. 31
Onslaughtp. 77
Whirlwindp. 135
Reckoningp. 199
All or Nothingp. 241
Total Warp. 303
Scorched Earthp. 359
Disintegrationp. 405
Death Throesp. 439
Conclusionp. 473
Acknowledgmentsp. 489
Appendix: Supplementary Datap. 491
Notesp. 499
Bibliographyp. 555
Indexp. 609
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ISBN: 9780813134161
ISBN-10: 0813134161
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 8th September 2011
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.13

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