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Abridged Biblography


Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

National Archives, College Park, MD

Government Publications

Office of the Secretary of Defense, An Introduction to Germany for Occupation Families, 1947

Office of the Secretary of Defense, A Pocket Guide to Germany, 1950

U.S. Congressional Hearings

U.S. Congressional Record

Periodicals and Newspapers


Chicago Defender


Die Zeit

Der Spiegel



New York Times

Washington Post

Stars and Stripes (European Edition)

US Lady


American Perspective

Alvah, Donna. Unofficial Ambassadors: American Military Families Overseas and the Cold War, 1946-1965. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Bogle, Lori L. The Pentagon's battle for the American Mind: The Early Cold War. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2004.

Clay,Lucius D. Decision in Germany. Garden City, NY; Doubleday, 1950.

Clay, Lucius D. and Jean Edward Smith. The Papers of General Lucius Clay: Germany, 1945-1949. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1974.

Davis, Franklin. Come as a Conqueror: The United States Army's Occupation of Germany, 1945-1949. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Gutfeld, Arnon. American Exceptionalism: The Effects of Plenty on the American Experience. Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2002.

Hanhimaki, Jussi M. and Odd A. Westad. The Cold War: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Hartz, Louis. The Liberal Tradition in America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought Since the Revolution. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1955.

Hawkins, John P. Army of Hope, Army of Alienation: Culture and Contradiction in the American Army Communities of Cold War Germany. 2nd ed. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005.

Lipset, Seymour M. American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword. New York: Norton, 1997.

Loveland, Anne C. American Evangelicals and the U.S. Military: 1942-1993. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Merritt, Anna J. ed. Public Opinion in Semi-Sovereign Germany: The HICOG Surveys, 1949-1955. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1980.

Osgood, Kenneth. Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Reeves, Richard. Daring Young Men. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010.

Turner, Henry Ashby, Jr. Germany from Partition to Reunification. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.

Willoughby, John. Remaking the Conquering Heroes: The Postwar American Occupation of Germany. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Wolf, Charlotte. Garrison Community: A Study of an Overseas Military Colony. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1969.

Zumwalt, Ken. Stars and Stripes: World War Two and the Early Years. Austin: Eakin Press, 1989.

German Perspective

Boehling, Rebecca. A Question of Priorities: Democratic Reform and Economic Recovery in Postwar Germany. New York: Berghahn Books, 1996.

Bredella, Lothar, ed. Mediating a Foreign Culture: The United States and Germany. Tubingen: Narr, 1991.

Davis, Belinda, ed. Changing the World, Changing Ondeself: Political Protest and Collective Identities in West Germany and the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.

Diner, Dan. America in the Eyes of the Germans: An Essay on Anti-Americanism. Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1996.

Ermath, Michael. America and the Shaping of German Society, 1945-1955. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1994.

Gienow-Hecht, Jessica. Transmission Impossible: American Journalism as Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany: 1945-1955. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.

Glaser, Elisabeth and Hermann Wellenreuther, eds. Bridging the Atlantic: The Question of American Exceptionalism in Perspective. Washington, DC: German Historical Institute, 2002.

Goedde, Petra. GIs and Germans: Culture, Gender, and Foreign Relations, 1945-1949. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Grathwol, Robert P., Donita Moorhus, and Douglas J. Wilson. Oral History and Postwar German-American Relations: Resources in the United States. Washington, DC: German Historical Institute, 1997.

Hohn, Maria. GIs and Frauleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany. Chapel Hill: University of NOrth Carolina Press, 2002.

Hohn, Maria and Martin Klimke. A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany. New York: Pagrave Macmillan, 2010.

Junker, Detlef, ed. The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990. 2 Vols. Washington, DC: German Historical Institute and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Klimke, Martin. The Other Alliance: Student Protests in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Noelle, Elisabeth and Erich P. Neumann, eds. The Germans: Public Opinion Polls, 1947-1966. Bonn: Verlag fur Demoskopie, 1967.

Poiger, Uta. Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Poloitics and American Culture in Divided Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Schissler, Hanna, ed. The Miracle Years: A Cultural History of West Germany, 1949-1968. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Stephan, Alexander, ed. Americanization and Anti-Americanism: The German Encounter with American Culture after 1945. New York: Berghahn, 2008.

Tent, James F. Mission on the Rhine: Reeducation and Denazification in American-Occupied Germany. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Tuner, Henry Ashby. Germany from Partition to Reunification. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.

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