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Smelser, Ronald M. 1942-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 5,141 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Microform catalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  History  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: DB205.8.G4, B
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Most widely held works about Ronald M Smelser
 
Most widely held works by Ronald M Smelser
The Sudeten problem, 1933-1938: Volkstumspolitik and the formulation of Nazi foreign policy by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and German and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Ley : Hitler's Labor Front leader by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the leader of the Nazi labor organization, the Deutsche Arbeitsfront. Discusses factors which led Ley, a successful chemist, to join the Nazi Party in 1924. Argues that he saw in Hitler both a father figure and a messiah and accepted Nazism as a quasi-religious ideology which promised the racial regeneration of German society. Describes Ley's role as a party activist and Gauleiter in the Rhineland area, including his attacks on local Jews and antisemitic rabble-rousing, especially in his newspaper, the "Westdeutscher Beobachter." In 1928 he published an article accusing local Jews of ritual murder. The issue was confiscated and Ley was convicted and fined for insulting the Jewish religion and incitement to violence. In 1931 he became active in party organization, and as Labor Front leader from 1933 on he had little to do with anti-Jewish policy. The outbreak of war led to a revival in his antisemitic speeches and statements, but on his arrest in 1945 Ley denied involvement in actions against Jews. He committed suicide before he could be brought to trial
Learning about the Holocaust : a student's guide by Ronald M Smelser( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than three hundred alphabetical, cross-referenced entries, including more than one hundred biographical sketches, on the Holocaust; also includes a time line and, in Volume 4, a glossary, list of resources, and collection of primary source documents
Lessons and legacies by Lessons & Legacies Conference( Book )

in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the courtroom and the classroom, in popular media, public policy, and scholarly pursuits, the Holocaust-its origins, its nature, and its implications-remains very much a matter of interest, debate, and controversy. Arriving at a time when a new generation must come to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust or forever lose the benefit of its historical, social, and moral lessons, this volume offers a richly varied, deeply informed perspective on the practice, interpretation, and direction of Holocaust research now and in the future. In their essays the authors-an international group including eminent senior scholars as well those who represent the future of the field-set the agenda for Holocaust studies in the coming years, even as they give readers the means for understanding today's news and views of the Holocaust, whether in court cases involving victims and perpetrators; international, national, and corporate developments; or fictional, documentary, and historical accounts. Several of the essays-such as one on nonarmed "amidah" or resistance and others on the role of gender in the behavior of perpetrators and victims-provide innovative and potentially significant interpretive frameworks for the field of Holocaust studies. Others; for instance, the rounding up of Jews in Italy, Nazi food policy in Eastern Europe, and Nazi anti-Jewish scholarship, emphasize the importance of new sources for reconstructing the historical record. Still others, including essays on the 1964 Frankfurt trial of Auschwitz guards and on the response of the Catholic Church to the question of German guilt, bring a new depth and sophistication to highly charged, sharply politicized topics. Together these essays will inform the future of the Holocaust in scholarly research and in popular understanding."--Publisher's description
The myth of the Eastern Front : the Nazi-Soviet war in American popular culture by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1950s onward, Americans were quite receptive to a view of World War Two propagated by many Germans on how the war was fought on the Eastern Front in Russia. Through a network of former high-ranking Wehrmacht and current Bundeswehr officers who had served in Russia, Germans were able to convince Americans that the German army had fought a "clean" war in the East and that atrocities there were committed solely by Nazi organizations. This view fit well with the prevailing anti-Communism of the Cold War and continues to this day in a broad subculture of general readers, German military enthusiasts, wargame aficionados, military paraphernalia collectors, and reenactors who tend to romanticize the German military."--Jacket
The Nazi elite( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars from Europe and the United States profile twenty-two prominent figures in the Nazi Party and the National Socialist (N.S.) regime. In so doing they address some critical issues concerning these leaders, including their social origins, their experiences in the First World War, how they came to join the Nazi Party, the role played by ideology in motivating them, their relationship with Hitler and with other N.S. leaders, and their historical importance for the National Socialist German Workers' Party and the N.S. regime. Written in a style accessible to the layperson, these profiles reflect the most recent research findings and contain up-to-date bibliographies. They also shed light on some interpretive controversies, including the question of the role of "modernization" during the "Third Reich" and Hitler's role as dictator. In most cases the authors have recently written a full-length biography of their subject or an important work in which the subject figures prominently. Often their profiles shatter common stereotypes and offer new perspectives
Preliminary survey of the German collection by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die braune Elite( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die SS : Elite unter dem Totenkopf : 30 Lebensläufe( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons and legacies V : the Holocaust and justice by Lessons & Legacies Conference( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum mechanics for engineers by George Thomas Mase( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Third Edition provides engineering students with a complete, concise, and accessible introduction to advanced engineering mechanics. The impetus for this latest edition was the need to suitably combine the introduction of continuum mechanics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, and viscoelasticity for a graduate-leve
Finding your German ancestors by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Militärelite des Dritten Reiches : 27 biographische Skizzen by Ronald M Smelser( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons and legacies( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die braune Elite II : 21 weitere biographische Skizzen( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die braune Elite( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die braune Elite( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Braune Elite( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 biographische Skizzen( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 biographische Skizzen( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lessons and legacies V : the Holocaust and justice
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Lessons and legaciesThe myth of the Eastern Front : the Nazi-Soviet war in American popular cultureThe Nazi eliteLessons and legacies V : the Holocaust and justiceContinuum mechanics for engineers
Alternative Names
Ronald Smelser American historian

Ronald Smelser Amerikaans historicus

Ronald Smelser historiador estadounidense

Ronald Smelser historiador estatunidenc

Ronald Smelser historiador estauxunidense

Ronald Smelser US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Smelser, Ronald 1942-

Smelser, Ronald M.

Smelser, Ronald M. 1942-

Languages
English (97)

German (93)