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Bischof, Günter 1953-

Works: 99 works in 509 publications in 3 languages and 10,268 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, edi, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: DB99.2, 940.547244
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Most widely held works by Günter Bischof
The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 by BISCHOF/KARNER/RUGGENTHALER( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Peter Kolár -- Introduction / Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Peter Ruggenthaler -- The Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion in historical perspective / Mark Kramer -- pt. 2. Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and the "Prague Spring"--Reforms in the Communist Party : Prague Spring and apprehension about a Soviet invasion / Oldrich Tuma -- Soviet society in the 1960s / Vladislav Zubok -- Politburo decision-making on the Czechoslovak crisis in 1968 / Mikhail Prozumenshchikov -- The KGB and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 : preconditions for the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia / Nikita Petrov -- The Moscow negotiations : "normalizing relations" between the Soviet leadership and the Czechoslovak Delegation after the invasion / Peter Ruggenthaler and Harald Knoll -- pt. 3. The Great Powers and the year of crisis -- The Johnson administration, the Vietnam War, and the South's response to the Vietnam War / Mark Carson -- "No action" : the Johnson administration's response to the Czech crisis of 1968 / Günter Bischof -- Strategic warning : the CIA and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia / Donald Steury -- Defense and détente : Britain, the Soviet Union, and the 1968 Czech crisis / Saki Dockrill -- Paris and the Prague Spring / Georges-Henri Soutou -- France, Italy, the Western communists, and the Prague Spring / Alessandro Brogi -- pt. 4. European neighbors during the Prague Spring -- The USSR, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 / Aleksei Filitov -- Ulbricht, East Germany, and the Prague Spring / Manfred Wilke -- Hungary and the Prague Spring / Csaba Békés -- Tito, the Block Free Movement, and the Prague Spring / Tvrtko Jakovina -- Austria and the Prague Spring : neutrality in the crucible? / Stefan Karner and Peter Ruggenthaler -- Appendix 1: "Counterrevolution" in Prague -- Appendix 2: "We are ready at any time ... to assist the Czechoslovak people together with the armies ... of the Warsaw Pact"--Appendix 3: "Secret" memorandum : Eugene V. Rostow to Dean Rusk, 10 May 1968 -- Appendix 4: On the results of the Warsaw Meeting of the Delegations of Communist Parties and Workers' Parties from Socialist Countries -- Appendix 5: CC urging the United States to halt "hostile U.S. media campaign" against the Soviet Union -- Appendix 6: "Secret" memorandum by Nathaniel Davis, "Czechoslovak contingencies"--Appendix 7: Memorandum Ambassador McGhee to secretary of state, 21 August 1968 -- Appendix 8: Svoboda about Dubcek : "If he were to resign from his post, it would be better for all of us"--Appendix 9: "Secret" secretary of defense staff meeting, 1 July 1968 -- Appendix 10: "U.S. propaganda strengthening NATO
The Vienna Summit and its importance in international history by Günter Bischof( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a summit in Vienna. Yet the high hopes were disappointed. Within months the Cold War had become very hot: Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall and a year later he sent missiles to Cuba to threaten the United States directly. Despite the fact that the Vienna Summit yielded barely any tangible results, it did lead to some very important developments. The superpowers came to see for the first time that there was only one way to escape from the atomic hell of their respective arsenals: dialogue. The "peace through fear" and the "hotline" between Washington and Moscow prevented an atomic confrontation. Austria successfully demonstrated its new role as neutral state and host when Vienna became a meeting place in the Cold War. In The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History international experts use new Russian and Western sources to analyze what really happened during this critical time and why the parties had a close shave with catastrophe. -- Provided by publisher
Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, a Canadian publisher released a book that has since become the subject of enormous international controversy. James Bacque's Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners of War at the Hands of the French and Americans After World War II asserts that General Dwight D. Eisenhower, as head of the American occupation of Germany in 1945, deliberately starved to death German prisoners of war in staggering numbers. Bacque charges that quite likely up to a million prisoners died, their deaths knowingly caused by army officers who had sufficient resources to keep them alive. In 1990, the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans sponsored an international conference to examine Bacque's allegations. Participants included the six historians whose essays, along with those of Stephen E. Ambrose and Gunter Bischof, make up this volume, which systematically dismantles Bacque's argument. Eisenhower and the German POWs demonstrates numerous glaring errors in Bacque's research and conclusions. The authors show that Bacque misinterpreted documents accounting for the disposition of German POWs; neglected important evidence to the contrary of his theories; failed to take account of the acute disruption of Europe's economy and distribution networks; and ignored the competing needs of millions of refugees, displaced persons, and hungry civilians, as well as the deployment of Allied resources to the Pacific, where the war continued unabated. In addition to exposing Bacque's flawed methodology and illogical conclusions, these essays offer an extremely detailed and broad-ranging examination of European conditions immediately after the cessation of hostilities and of the difficult business of administering the newborn peace and the millions of newly disarmed military personnel
Eisenhower : a centenary assessment( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In observance of Dwight David Eisenhower's one-hundredth birthday in 1990, the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans sponsored a series of lectures by distinguished American and European scholars who espouse an exciting breadth of interpretation regarding the man and his times. In Eisenhower: A Centenary Assessment, Gunter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose have assembled thirteen of those lectures, revised and updated, thus providing an important contribution
Austria in the first Cold War, 1945-55 : the leverage of the weak by Günter Bischof( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the first Cold War in the early 1950s, the Western powers worried that occupied Austria might become 'Europe's Korea' and feared a Communist takeover. The Soviets exploited their occupation zone for maximum reparations. American economic aid guaranteed Austria's survival and economic reconstruction. Their military assistance turned Austria into a 'secret ally' of the West. Austrian diplomacy played a vital role in securing the Austrian treaty in bilateral negotiations with Stalin's successors in the Kremlin demonstrating the leverage of the weak in the Cold War
The Marshall Plan and Germany : West German development within the framework of the European Recovery Program( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold War respite : the Geneva Summit of 1955( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cold War Respite twelve scholars writing from several national perspectives investigate in riveting detail how that event - examined only in passing until now - came about, why its "spirit" was so short-lived, and what its subsequent impact was on the development of the cold war. Making use of newly declassified archives in the United States, France, Britain, and Russia, the authors provide some of the latest research and insights into early cold-war history as they track the crucial period from Stalin's death in 1953 until the summit. They consider John Foster Dulles's policy at Geneva and the meeting of the four foreign ministers that followed the summit."--Jacket
Austrian historical memory & national identity by Gunter Bischof( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Hapsburg monarchy disintegrated after World War I, Austria was not considered to be a viable entity. In a vacuum of national identity the hapless country drifted toward a larger Germany. After World War II, Austrian elites constructed a new identity based on being a "victim" of Nazi Germany. Cold war Austria, however, envisioned herself as a neutral "island of the blessed" between and separate from both superpower blocs. Now, with her membership in the European Union secured, Austria is reconstructing her painful historical memory and national identity. In 1996 she celebrates her 1000-year anniversary. In this volume of Contemporary Austrian Studies, Franz Mathis and Brigitte Mazohl-Wallnig argue that regional identities in Austria have deeper historical roots than the many artificial and ineffective attempts to construct a national identity. Heidemarie Uhl, Anton Pelinka, and Brigitte Bailer discuss the post-World War II construction of the victim mythology. Robert Herzstein analyses the crucial impact of the 1986 Waldheim election imploding Austria's comforting historical memory as a "nation of victims." Wolfram Kaiser shows Austria's difficult adjustments to the European Union and the larger challenges of constructing a new "European identity." Chad Berry's analysis of American World War II memory establishes a useful counterpoint to construction of historical memory in a different national context. A special forum on Austrian intelligence studies presents a fascinating reconstruction by Timothy Naftali of the investigation by Anglo-American counterintelligence into the retreat of Hitler's troops into the Alps during World War II. Rudiger Overmans' "research note" presents statistics on lower death rates of Austrian soldiers in the German army. Review essays by Gunther Kronenbitter and Gunter Bischof, book reviews, and a 1995 survey of Austrian politics round out the volume. Austrian Historical Memory and National Identity will be of intense interest to foreign policy analysts, historians, and scholars concerned with the unique elements of identity and nationality in Central European politics."--Provided by publisher
The Pacific War revisited by La.) Eisenhower Center Studies on War and Peace (Lakefront( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991, fifty years after the outbreak of war in the Pacific, leading World War II scholars met at the University of New Orleans' Eisenhower Center to confer on the war in that theater. This volume, based on the proceedings of that conference, reflects the great complexity and scope of the conflict - addressing topics that range from high-command and grand-strategy concerns to logistics, prisoners of war, and the nature of the "racial" war in the Pacific
Austria in the twentieth century by Gino Germani( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These fourteen essays by leading Austrian historians and political scientists serve as a basic introduction to a small but sometimes trend-setting European country. They provide a basic up-to-date outline of Austria's political history, shedding light on economic and social trends as well. No European country has experienced more dramatic turning points in its twentieth-century history than Austria. This volume divides the century into three periods. The five essays of Section I deal with the years 1900-1938. Under the relative tranquility of the late Habsburg monarchy seethed a witch's brew of social and political trends, signaling the advent of modernity and leading to the outbreak of World War I and eventually to the collapse of the Habsburg Empire. The First Austrian Republic was one of the succession states that tried to build a nation against the backdrop of political and economic crisis and simmering civil war between the various political camps. Democracy collapsed in 1933 and an authoritarian regime attempted to prevail against pressures from Nazi Germany and Nazis at home. The two essays in Section II cover World War II (1938-1945). In 1938, Hitler's "Third Reich" annexed Austria and the population was pulled into the cauldron of World War II, fighting and collaborating with the Nazis, and also resisting and fleeing them. The seven essays of Section III concentrate on the Second Republic (1945 to the present). After ten years of four-power Allied occupation, Austria regained her sovereignty with the Austrian State Treaty of 1955. The price paid was neutrality. Unlike the turmoil of the prewar years, Austria became a "normal" nation with a functioning democracy, one building toward economic prosperity. After the collapse of the "iron curtain" in 1989, Austria turned westward, joining the European Union in 1995. Most recently, with the advent of populist politics, Austria's political system has experienced a sea of change departing from its political economy of a huge state-owned sector and social partnership as well as Proporz. This informed and insightful volume will serve as a textbook in courses on Austrian, German and European history, as well as in comparative European politics."--Provided by publisher
The Dollfuss/Schuschnigg era in Austria : a reassessment by ANTON PELINKA( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The years of Chancellors Dollfuss and Schuschnigg's authoritarian governments (1933/34-1938) have been denounced as "Austrofascism" from the left, or defended as a Christian corporate state ("Stondestaat") from the right. During this period, Austria was in a desperate struggle to maintain its national independence vis-o-vis Hitler's Germany, a struggle that ultimately failed. In the end, the Nazis invaded and annexed Austria (Anschluss"). Volume 11 of the Contemporary Austrian Studies series stays away from these heated historiographical debates and looks at economic, domestic, and international politics sine ira et studio. Timothy Kirk opens with an assessment of "Austrofascism" in light of recent discourse on interwar European fascism. Three scholars from the Economics University of Vienna analyze the macroeconomic climate of the 1930s: Hansjrg Klausinger the "Vienna School's" theoretical contributions to end the "Great Depression"; Gerhard Senft the economic policies of the Stondestaat; and Peter Berger the financial aid from the League of Nations. Jens Wessels delves into the microeconomic arena and presents case studies of leading Austrian businesses and their performance during the depression. Jim Miller looks at Dollfuss, the agrarian reformer. Alexander Lassner and Erwin Schmidl deal with the context of the international arena and Austria's desperate search for protection against Nazi Anschluss-pressure and military preparedness against foreign aggression. In a comparativist essay Megan Greene compares the policies of Austria's Haider and Italy's Berlusconi and recent EU responses to threats from the Right. The "FORUM" looks at various recent historical commissions in Austria dealing with Holocaust-era assets and their efforts to provide restitution to victims of Nazism. Two review essays, by Evan Burr Bukey and Hermann Freudenberger, survey recent scholarly literature on Austria(ns) during World War II. This addition to the"--Provided by publisher
The German economy, 1945-1947 : Charles P. Kindleberger's letters from the field by Charles P Kindleberger( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946 Europe's economic system was in chaos and it was not yet obvious to anyone that the great powers' response would be a divided Europe and the Marshall Plan. Fresh from duties with the OSS, Charles Kinderberger was Chief of the Division of German and Austrian Economic Affairs in the Department
Austria in the new Europe( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Austria by Gunter Bischof( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the chapters are written from a feminist perspective by a generation of younger Austrian women historians and social scientists. Women in Austria covers a plethora of significant social issues and will be essential to the work of women's studies scholars, sociologists, historians, and Austria area specialists
The Kreisky era in Austria( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kreisky Era in Austria, spanning the years 1970 to 1983, is dedicated to one of the country's greatest statesmen of the postwar period. Bruno Kreisky survived Viennese anti-Semitism, and came to dominate postwar Austrian politics. His career spans the turmoil that has confounded Austrian history throughout the twentieth century. Through his Middle East, detente, and third world initiatives, Kreisky achieved world-class status as a statesman during the cold war. These chapters provide the first scholarly assessment of the Kreisky era. Contributors cover a variety of issues in Austrian politics and many aspects of Kreisky's career. Pierre Secher analyzes Kreisky's paradoxical relationship with Jews and Israel. Otmar Holl traces the Austrian's brilliant and controversial career in foreign policy. Peter Ulram demonstrates how deeply Kreisky transformed Austria with his policies of modernization, secularization, and liberalization. Oliver Rathkolb shows how American presidents since Truman have both admired and detested the bold and creative initiatives emanating from Vienna. Susan Howell and Anton Pelinka compare American and European populist right-wing politics, putting David Duke and Jorg Halder in their respective political contexts. The new "forum" section presents heated debates on the future of Austrian neutrality and the 1955 State Treaty. The "forum" will become a regular feature in this series. Included in this comprehensive volume are review essays, book reviews, and a summary of Austrian politics in 1992. The Kreisky Era in Austria will be of interest to foreign policy analysts, historians, and scholars of Central European politics
The Vranitzky era in Austria by Günter Bischof( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Vranitzky, the banker turned politician, was chancellor during the ten years (1986-96) when the world dramatically changed in the aftermath of the cold war. Among postwar chancellors, only Bruno Kreisky held office longer. The Austrian Social Democratic Party has been in power since 1970. Such longevity is unique in postwar European politics. The dominance of Social Democracy in particular is noteworthy when compared to the general decline of traditional leftist politics in Europe. The chapters in this volume try to assess Vranitzky's central role in recent Austrian and European history
Austria in the nineteen fifties( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From empire to republic : post-World War I Austria by Peter Berger( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zerfall der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie hatte zur Folge, dass die einstige Großmacht der Habsburger zu einem Kleinstaat im Herzen Europa wurde. Der enorme Verlust an Territorium und die Verringerung der Bevölkerung hinterließ allerdings keineswegs ein politisches, wirtschaftliches, kulturelles oder intellektuelles Vakuum. Die Aufsätze des 20. Jubiläumsbandes der Contemporary Austrian Studies zeigen vielmehr, dass die Republik Österreich ihren Platz in Europa und der Welt halten konnte: Sei es die Psychoanalyse von Freud, das Wien des fin-de-siècle oder der Austro-Marxismus, österreichische Ideen fanden weltweit Anklang. Auch in der internationalen Geschäfts- und Finanzwelt konnte sich Wien als Hauptstadt behaupten. Heute bestimmen der EU-Beitritt, der europäische Integrationsprozess sowie die Globalisierung das wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und politische Leben Österreichs
1914 : Austria-Hungary, the Origins, and the First Year of World War I by Günter Bischof( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den vergangenen 100 Jahren haben bekannte Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler immer wieder die Ereignisse des Juli und August 1914 analysiert und interpretiert. Die vier Jahre andauernden Kämpfe des 1. Weltkrieges haben das internationale System, das am Wiener Kongress 1814/15 seinen Anfang nahm, zerstört und zum Zerfall großer Reiche (Österreich-Ungarn, Russland, Osmanisches Reich) geführt. Der 100. Jahrestag der Ermordung des österreichischen Thronfolgers Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand und seiner Frau Sophie in Sarajevo ist nun Anlass, in Form von Gedenkveranstaltungen und Publikationen jener Ereignisse zu gedenken, die den zündenden Funken ins Pulverfass geworfen haben. Band 23 der Contemporary Austrian Studies versucht dazu einen Beitrag zu leisten, in dem die entscheidende Rolle der Doppelmonarchie zum Ausbruch des 1. Weltkrieges, die militärischen Erfahrungen in den Schützengräben und das Chaos an der Heimatfront beleuchtet werden
The Marshall Plan in Austria( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps no country benefitted more from the Marshall Plan for assistance in reconstruction of Europe after World War II than Austria. On a per capita basis, each American taxpayer invested $80 per person in the Plan; each Austrian received $133 from the European recovery program, more than any other of the sixteen participating countries. Without the Marshall Plan, the Austrian economic miracle of the 1950s would have been unthinkable. Despite this, contemporary Austria seems to have forgotten this essential American contribution to its postwar reconstruction. This volume in the Contemporary Austrian Studies series examines how the plan affected Austria, and how it is perceived today. The political context of the Marshall Plan in Austria is addressed in essays by Jill Lewis and Matthew Berg. Dieter Stiefer describes the vast Soviet economic exploitation of their Austrian occupation zone. Andrea Komlosy shows how the Marshall Plan helped complete the division of Europe. Siegfried Beer suggests the secret involvement of the CIA in the Marshall Plan, while Hans J³rgen Schr̦der analyzes the effectiveness of Marshall Plan propaganda programs in Germany and Austria. The macroeconomic impact of Marshall Plan funds on Austrian economic policy is outlined by Hans Seidel. Kurt Tweraser, Georg Rigele and G³nter Bischof suggest the microeconomic importance of funds for the steel, electricity and tourist sectors of the Austrian economy. Wilhelm Kohler's sweeping analysis compares the American transfer of funds to postwar Europe with current debates about the cost of European Union enlargement. The legacy of the Marshall Plan is addressed by former Austrian Finance Minister Ferdinand Lacina. Kurt Loffler and Hans Fubenegger summarize the activities of the Economic Recovery Program Fund. Coming on the heels of the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan, this compelling overview of the Plan and its impact will be important for historians, those interested in international politics, and Austrian scholars. G³nter Bischof is professor of history and associate director of Center-Austria at the University of New Orleans; Anton Pelinka is professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck and director of the Institute of Conflict Research in Vienna; Dieter Stiefel is professor of social and economic history at the University of Vienna and executive secretary of the Schumpeter Society in Vienna. This volume offers a collection of articles, mostly by contemporary Austrian-born historians, touching on various phases of the Marshall Plan administered through the European Recovery Program (ERP) and its successors counterfunds' assistance to the present. A splendid introduction followed by the key thirteen articles on the plan is augmented by several nontopical essays and book reviews, along with a survey of Austrian politics in 1998. A number of articles emanated from a 1998 conference at the University of New Orleans. Both novice and specialist will appreciate this book."--The Historian"--Provided by publisher
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The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968
Austria in the first Cold War, 1945-55 : the leverage of the weakCold War respite : the Geneva Summit of 1955Austrian historical memory & national identityThe Pacific War revisitedAustria in the twentieth centuryThe Dollfuss/Schuschnigg era in Austria : a reassessmentWomen in AustriaThe Vranitzky era in Austria
Alternative Names
Bischof, Guenter 1953-

Bischof, Günter

Bischof, Günter Josef 1953-

Günter Bischof American historian

Günter Bischof historiador estadounidense

Günter Bischof historicus van de moderne tijd uit Oostenrijk

Günter Bischof österreichisch-amerikanischer Historiker und Universitätsprofessor