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Showalter, Dennis E.

Works: 117 works in 421 publications in 2 languages and 19,233 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: DD256.5, B
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Most widely held works by Dennis E Showalter
Voices from the Third Reich : an oral history by Johannes Steinhoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major historical document, this book contains interviews with more than 150 Germans who witnessed, participated in, or resisted the rise of Adolph Hitler. The testimony comes from well-known figures like Manfred Rommel and Helmut Kohl; former soldiers and ordinary civilians; and victims of the criminal policies of the Nazi regime. Haunting and extraordinary tales of horror, courage, grim determination, and moral confusion fill these pages. Voices from the Third Reich takes the material of epic history and presents it in the form of the individual human experiences of men, women, and children subjected to the pressures of total war in a fascist state. - Back cover
Patton and Rommel : men of war in the twentieth century by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patton and Rommel served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, were overwhelmingly contrary--but their approach to modern warfare was remarkably similar. Written by a prominent military historian, this book takes a look at both figures, intertwining the stories of the paths they took and the decisions they made during the course of the Second World War--and compares the lives and careers of two men whose military tactics redirected the course of history.--From publisher description
Tannenberg : clash of empires by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Verdenskrig. Slaget ved Tannenberg 27-30 august 1914 blev en overbevisende sejr for den tyske kejserlige 8. armee over 1. og 2. russiske armee. I bogen analyseres slaget såvel de strategiske forudsætninger, som hvad der rent faktisk skete på kamppladsen helt ned til underafdelings- og delingsniveau. Forfatteren undersøger også de tyske og russiske militære doktriner og den virkning sejren havde på den videre tyske krigsførelse. Bogen er forsynet med troppeinddeling over de tyske og russiske styrker
Armor and blood : the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of America's most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II-- an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the Soviet Red Army against the awesome might of the Nazi Wehrmacht. While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives, Dennis Showalter at last corrects that error. This battle was the critical turning point on World War II's Eastern Front. In the aftermath of the Red Army's brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad, the stakes could not have been higher. More than three million men and eight thousand tanks met in the heart of the Soviet Union, some four hundred miles south of Moscow, in an encounter that both sides knew would reshape the war. The adversaries were at the peak of their respective powers. On both sides, the generals and the dictators they served were in agreement on where, why, and how to fight. The result was a furious death grapple between two of history's most formidable fighting forces-- a battle that might possibly have been the greatest of all time. In Armor and Blood, Showalter re-creates every aspect of this dramatic struggle. He offers expert perspective on strategy and tactics at the highest levels, from the halls of power in Moscow and Berlin to the battlefield command posts on both sides. But it is the author's exploration of the human dimension of armored combat that truly distinguishes this book. In the classic tradition of John Keegan's The Face of Battle, Showalter's narrative crackles with insight into the unique dynamics of tank warfare-- its effect on men's minds as well as their bodies. Scrupulously researched, exhaustively documented, and vividly illustrated, this book is a chilling testament to man's ability to build and to destroy. When the dust settled, the field at Kursk was nothing more than a wasteland of steel carcasses, dead soldiers, and smoking debris. The Soviet victory ended German hopes of restoring their position on the Eastern Front, and put the Red Army on the road to Berlin"--Publisher's web site
Little man, what now? : Der Stürmer in the Weimar Republic by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the Mexican American in fiction and film by Arthur G Pettit( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sieg Heil! : war letters of Tank Gunner Karl Fuchs, 1937-1941 by Karl Fuchs( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the Allies had fallen : sixty alternate scenarios of World War II by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading historians suggest what might have been if key events during World War II had gone differently
The wars of German unification by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and German and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three wars fundamentally altered the balance of power in 19th century Europe: the Schleswig-Holstein conflict of 1864; the Six Weeks War of 1866; and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. They marked the establishment of Prussian hegemony in central Europe, the creation of the Bismarckian Reich in 1871, and, as by-products, the reduction of Habsburg influence and the collapse of Napoleon III's Second Empire. Showalter gives a full account of the international context as well as of the wars themselves and their consequences
Researching World War I : a handbook by Robin Higham( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war. Dennis Showalter's opening chapter covers the controversial issue of the war's origins - a complex subject that has been much debated by historians. Ensuing chapters consider the literature on each of the participating countries. The broader subjects of the war at sea and the war in the air are also covered. Daniel Beaver's final chapter discusses the mobilization of industry and the new military technology. This book is an excellent starting point for anyone seeking guidance to the immense, and often daunting, body of World War I literature."--Jacket
The wars of Frederick the Great by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of Frederick the Great were a watershed in the history of Europe. They inaugurated a new pattern - of total war for limited objectives - that was to endure until 1916. Frederick's battles were designed to convince his adversaries of the wisdom of making and keeping peace
An American dilemma : Vietnam, 1964-1973( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's Panzers : the lightning attacks that revolutionized warfare by Dennis E Showalter( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive and unbiased overview of Nazi Germany's armored Panzer forces, including the history of the theory, strategy and myths of their technologically innovative warfare techniques
Hindenburg : icon of German militarism by William J Astore( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berhmann-Hollweig's dismissal as chancellor, Russia's defeat and negotiation of the Treat of Brest-Litovsk, and the "Ludendorff Offensives" of 1918, which sought decisive victory on the Western Front but ended in Germany's catastrophic defeat. After the war, Hindenburg played a crucial role in creating the Dolchstasslegende (the myth that the German Army had been "stabbed in the back" by a Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy on the homefront), in leading Germany as president of the Weimar Republic, and, most tragically, in acquiescing to Adolf Hitler's rise to power."--Jacket
Arms and the man : military history essays in honor of Dennis Showalter( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history and a mentor to an entire generation of scholars. The essays themselves are written by some of the best-known and most highly-respected scholars in the field. They span the globe and cover a wide range of military history topics from the ancient world to the present day. As a group, this book represents not only a collection in honor of a great scholar, but a collection of some of the highest-quality cutting-edge scholarship in the field today. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the history of
History in dispute( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, focusing on World War I, presents entries with a brief statement of opposing points of view, a summary of the issue, and two or more essays giving the sides of the dispute
The last chance : the pilots' plot against Göring, 1944-1945 by Johannes Steinhoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selvbiografisk beretning af den senere tyske general Johannes Steinhoff om sin tid og oplevelser i Luftwaffe under 2. verdenskrig, hvor han som oberst blev alvorligt forbrændt i ansigtet ved et flystyrt med den første operative jetjagertype Me 262 i slutningen af krigen
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Patton and Rommel : men of war in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Dennis Showalter American historian

Dennis Showalter Amerikaans militair historicus

Dennis Showalter amerikanischer Historiker

Showalter, Dennis.

Showalter, Dennis 1942-

Showalter, Dennis E. 1942-...

Showalter, Dennis Edwin.

쇼월터, 데니스

ショウォルター, デニス E


English (152)

German (2)

Patton and Rommel : men of war in the twentieth centuryTannenberg : clash of empiresIf the Allies had fallen : sixty alternate scenarios of World War IIThe wars of German unificationResearching World War I : a handbookThe wars of Frederick the GreatHitler's Panzers : the lightning attacks that revolutionized warfareHindenburg : icon of German militarism