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Auteur(s) : Gole, Henry G. (1933-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Exposing the Third Reich [Texte imprimé] : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany / Henry G. Gole ; foreword by Edward M. Coffman

Publication : Lexington (Ky.) : University Press of Kentucky, cop. 2013

Description matérielle : xiv, 415 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Collection : (American warriors)

Lien à la collection : American warriors (University Press of Kentucky) 


Comprend : Patrician heritage ; Over there ; Deutschland and yearning ; Civil affairs and romance on the rhine ; Berlin, Munich and Hitler in Weimar Germany ; Years of preparation ; Marshall's men ; Army war college and command ; Hitler takes power ; Hitler's Germany ; Kay, Germany, and Ambassador Dodd ; Hitler arms, Smith reports ; Smith's trojan horse ; The Lindbergh-Smith friendship ; Hitler is ready ; Welcome home ; Smith as "strategicus" ; Wartime Washington ; The road to German rearmament ; Politics, travel, and writing ; Retrospective and a graceful exit.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-393) and index
"As World War II recedes from living memory, there remain untold stories of important behind-the-scenes operatives who provided vital support to the leaders celebrated in historical accounts. Colonel Truman Smith is one of the most compelling figures from this period, but there has never been a biography of this important and controversial man. In Exposing the Third Reich, Henry G. Gole tells this soldier's story for the first time. An American aristocrat from a prominent New England family, Smith was first assigned to Germany in 1919 during the Allied occupation and soon became known as a regional expert. During his second assignment in the country as a military attaché in 1935, he arranged for his good friend Charles Lindbergh to inspect the Luftwaffe. The Germans were delighted to have the famous aviator view their planes, enabling Smith to gather key intelligence about their air capability. His savvy cultivation of relationships rendered him invaluable throughout his service, particularly as an aide to General George C. Marshall; however, the colonel's friendliness with Germany also aroused suspicion that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Gole demonstrates that, far from condoning Hitler, Smith was among the first to raise the alarm: he predicted many of the Nazis' moves years in advance and feared that the international community would not act quickly enough. Featuring many firsthand observations of the critical changes in Germany between the world wars, this biography presents an indispensable look both at a fascinating figure and at the nuances of the interwar years."--Publisher's website


Autre(s) auteur(s) : Coffman, Edward M. (1929-....). Préfacier  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur


Sujet(s) : Smith, Truman (1893-1970)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Attachés militaires -- États-Unis  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Biographies  Voir les notices liées en tant que genre/forme


Numéros : ISBN 9780813141763 (hardcover) (acid-free paper). - ISBN 0813141761 (hardcover) (acid-free paper). - ISBN 9780813141770 (erroné) (epub). - ISBN 9780813141787 (erroné) (pdf). - ISBN 081314177X (epub). - ISBN 9780813141770 (epub). - ISBN 0813141788 (pdf). - ISBN 9780813141787 (pdf)

Notice n° :  FRBNF43618584 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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