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The Resource Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany, Henry G. Gole

Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany, Henry G. Gole

Label
Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany
Title
Exposing the Third Reich
Title remainder
Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany
Statement of responsibility
Henry G. Gole
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gole, Henry G.
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.5
LC item number
.G5944 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American warriors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Truman
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Military attachés
Label
Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany, Henry G. Gole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
818735090
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780813141763
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735090
Label
Exposing the Third Reich : Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany, Henry G. Gole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
818735090
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780813141763
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735090

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