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Paper War: Nazi Propaganda in One Battle, on a Single Day, Cassino, Italy, May 11, 1944 Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 1, 2005


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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher (May 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097622450X
  • ASIN: B006G80JEC
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,147,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A lovely book considering the obvious topic. Fascinating for anyone interesting in collecting anything about Nazi Propaganda techniques and holds some beautiful images of excellent quality. I highly recommend it. --By B. Presland

Having searched for some time after good examples of German propaganda aimed at Allied forces fighting at Cassino (particularly the Polish forces), this book promised much. And it delivered. These fascinating examples are reproduced clearly, in full colour and at 'life size', each has also been translated into English. If you're expecting a hefty tome packed with lengthy discourse, then you might be disappointed. As its title suggests, this book is more of a snapshot, and certainly one you'll look at again and again. --By WRW --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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I went to Northwestern University as a graduate student in 1971 expecting to do research on John Calvin's rhetoric, an interest I'd developed as an undergraduate at the Calvin College, where I now teach. I quickly discovered that to do research on Calvin, I needed to know French and Latin. I knew German. Professor Robert D. Brooks, however, was looking for graduate students interested in propaganda, and I was the only one who knew enough German to be dangerous. He persuaded me to take up the subject, which has kept me occupied ever since.

With a few exceptions, my publications are on Nazi and East German political propaganda. A full list is available here:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/faculty/randallbytwerk.htm

Besides my books on the area, I maintain the German Propaganda Archive, a large and growing collection of translations and images from the Nazi and East German periods. It's worth a visit:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/

My two forthcoming essays are on Nazi uses of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and a lengthy essay on the rhetorical duel between Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler between 1937 and 1939.

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11 of 22 people found the following review helpful By WRW on October 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Having searched for some time after good examples of German propaganda aimed at Allied forces fighting at Cassino (particularly the Polish forces), this book promised much. And it delivered.

These fascinating examples are reproduced clearly, in full colour and at 'life size', each has also been translated into English.

If you're expecting a hefty tome packed with lengthy discourse, then you might be disappointed. As its title suggests, this book is more of a snapshot, and certainly one you'll look at again and again.

Recommended.
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