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Davidson, Eugene 1902-2002

Overview
Works: 57 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 19,303 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Sources  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Recipient, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: DD247.S63, B
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Most widely held works about Eugene Davidson
 
Most widely held works by Eugene Davidson
Inside the Third Reich : memoirs by Albert Speer( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 4,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inside the Third Reich is a memoir written by Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Armaments from 1942 to 1945, serving as Adolf Hitler's main architect before this period. It is considered to be one of the most detailed descriptions of the inner workings and leadership of Nazi Germany but is controversial because of Speer's lack of discussion of Nazi atrocities and questions regarding his degree of awareness or involvement with them."--
The trial of the Germans : an account of the twenty-two defendants before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg by Eugene Davidson( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astute observer of the Nuremberg trial, Eugene Davidson has struggled with the issues it raised: Was it a necessary response to the heinous crimes of the Third Reich? How were Germany and the Germans capable of such extraordinary evil? Was the trial just, given the claims that the defendants were simply serving their country, doing as they had been told to do? And if not just, was it nonetheless necessary as a warning to prevent future crimes against humanity? Davidson's approach to these and other large questions of justice is made through examination of each of the defendants in the trial. His reluctant, but firm, conclusion is: "In a world of mixed human affairs where a rough justice is done that is better than lynching or being shot out of hand, Nuremberg may be defended as a political event if not as a court." Some sentences may have seemed too severe, but none was harsher than the punishments meted out to innocent people by the regime these men served. "In a certain sense," says Davidson, "the trial succeeded in doing what judicial proceedings are supposed to do: it convinced even the guilty that the verdict against them was just." Faulty as the trial was from the legal point of view, a catharsis of the pent-up emotions of millions of people had to be provided and a record of what had taken place duly preserved for whatever use later generations would make of it
The making of Adolf Hitler by Eugene Davidson( )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 2,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Hitler that examines his life and the reasons for his rise to power in Germany
Reflections on a disruptive decade : essays on the sixties by Eugene Davidson( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As editor of Modern Age in the 1960s, Eugene Davidson introduced each quarterly issue with a thought-provoking contemplation of one or another of the decade's dizzying events. Gathered together here for the first time, the essays in Reflections on a Disruptive Decade present an intellectual conservative's perspective on an era which, because it underscores so many of the political divisions still with us today, continues to hold our fascination. Davidson deals with the marvelous but confused realm of post-1945 international politics, in which the American people faced a new enemy, one often baffling and terrifying. The Cuban missile crisis was probably the most uncertain moment in foreign policy during this century. Although the crisis was resolved without bloodshed, there was intense danger of irrationality, for the Russians foolhardily had sent nuclear missiles to Cuba. Other topics Davidson addresses are the Civil Rights movement, the policies and programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, and the East-West battles of ideology and arms in Europe, Vietnam, and the Middle East. With remarkable shrewdness, Davidson illuminates many contradictions and excesses of the decade's liberal ascendancy, and presciently detects signs pointing to a resurgence of the nation's conservative forces. Although more than thirty years have passed, Davidson's essays still contain great clarity, and his appraisals are still keen. Reflections on a Disruptive Decade is a truly remarkable addition to the work of this distinguished scholar."--Publishers website
The narrow path of freedom and other essays by Eugene Davidson( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nuremberg fallacy by Eugene Davidson( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available for the first time in paperback, The Nuremberg Fallacy examines the inherent shortcomings of the Nuremberg "rules of war" and the War Crimes Tribunal's impossible expectations. In 1946, the Tribunal declared all aggressive war, war crimes, and crimes against humanity illegal. Yet the period since World War II has witnessed an unprecedented number of armed conflicts. In light of recent crises, including those in Rwanda, Bosnia and Serbia, and the Middle East, it is clear that the issues explored in The Nuremberg Fallacy are as relevant today as they were at the time of the book's first publication a quarter century ago. In this volume, Eugene Davidson continues his investigations begun in The Trial of the Germans, which studied the Nuremberg trials themselves, by focusing on five major conflicts since the end of World War II: the Suez crisis of 1956; Algeria's war of independence; Israel's recurring (and ongoing) battles with its Arab neighbors, complicated and worsened by intervention of the superpowers; the wars in Southeast Asia; and the Soviet Union's suppression of Czechoslovakia and other border states of Eastern Europe. By exploring the roots and ramifications of these five conflicts, Davidson is able to chart the crosscurrents between large and small states, between individual nations and the United Nations, between the rules of Nuremberg and the significantly older rules of self- interest. The result is a thoughtful and thought-provoking study of the dynamics of war and peace in the post-Nuremberg world. The rules of war proclaimed at Nuremberg—observing the flag of truce, prohibiting attacks on surrendered enemies, treating prisoners of war and civilian populations humanely—have become virtually irrelevant in modern guerrilla warfare. If anything, Davidson suggests, conditions have actually become worse than they were before the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. The continuing importance and relevance of The Nuremberg Fallacy is best summarized in the final sentences of Davidson's text: "The survival of a nation cannot be successfully entrusted to simplistic formulae or to principles that reflect unworkable doctrines. No computers have been programmed for the wisdom that remains essential for survival. People still have to provide that from their own inner and outer resources, no matter how far the weapons may seem to have outdistanced them.""--Publishers website
The death and life of Germany : an account of the American occupation by Eugene Davidson( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, Germany was a nation in ruins with its people near starvation. Ten years later, it was the most flourshing country in Europe. This "German miracle" and the role of the American occupation are brilliantly described & analyzed
The unmaking of Adolf Hitler by Eugene Davidson( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davidson analyzes the rousing speeches, which Hitler wrote himself, as well as his ruthless methods for obtaining power, concluding that Hitler seized power from a hopelessly demoralized society. Once Hitler had brutally improved Germany's desperate state, there followed mortal errors and fateful mistakes of judgment arising from his own inadequacies
The Nuremberg fallacy; wars and war crimes since World War II by Eugene Davidson( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie war Hitler möglich? : der Nährboden einer Diktatur by Eugene Davidson( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of the Germans : and account of the twenty-two defendants before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg by Eugene Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trial of the Germans An account of the 22 defendants before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg by Eugene Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of the Germans by Eugene Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in Spanish and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metabolic conjugation and metabolic hydrolysis by William H Fishman( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metabolic Conjugation and Metabolic Hydrolysis
Como surgio Adolfo Hitler, nacimiento y ascenso del nazismo by Eugene Davidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief by American Guild for German Cultural Freedom( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie war Hitler möglich? by Eugene Davidson( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ascesa di Adolf Hitler : come nacque e si affermò il nazismo in Germania nel primo trentennio del Novecento by Eugene Davidson( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the Third Reich : memoirs by Albert Speer( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the man who was appointed as the head architect and minister of armanents and war production for the Nazi government
 
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Inside the Third Reich : memoirs
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The trial of the Germans : an account of the twenty-two defendants before the International Military Tribunal at NurembergThe making of Adolf HitlerReflections on a disruptive decade : essays on the sixtiesThe narrow path of freedom and other essaysThe Nuremberg fallacyThe death and life of Germany : an account of the American occupationThe unmaking of Adolf HitlerComo surgio Adolfo Hitler, nacimiento y ascenso del nazismo
Alternative Names
Davidson, Eugene, 1902-

Davidson, Eugene 1902-2002

Davidson Eugene Arthur

Davidson, Eugene Arthur 1902-2002

Davidson, Eugene b. 1902

Eugene A. Davidson publicist

Дэвидсон Ю.

Дэвидсон Юджин

Languages
English (200)

German (10)

Spanish (7)

Italian (7)