History Courses For

Dr. Christopher C. Lovett

Dictators and Demagogues

Select Bibliography on Dictators and Demagogues

Background Texts:
  • Bernier, Oliver. Fireworks at Dusk: Paris in the Thirties. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.
  • Large, David Clay. Between Two Fires: Europe's Path in the 1930s. New York: W. W. Norton, 1990.
  • Seaton-Watson, R. W. Britain and the Dictators: A Survey of Post-War British Policy. New York: Macmillan, 1938.
  • Weber, Eugen. The Hollow Years: France in the 1930s. New York: W. W. Norton, 1994.
China and Japan:
  • Barenblatt, Daniel. A Plague Upon Humanity. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
  • Bix, Herbert. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
  • Bradby, Tom. The Master of Rain. Garden City: Doubleday, 2002.
  • Bull, Bartle. Shanghai Station. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004.
  • Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
  • Crozier, Brian. The Man Who Lost China. New York: Scribner's, 1976.
  • Dong, Stella. Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City. New York: Morrow, 2000.
  • Dorn, Frank. The Sino-Japanese War: From the Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor. New York: Macmillan, 1974.
  • Eastman, Lloyd E. Chiang Kai-Shek's Secret Past: The Memoir of his Second Wife, Ch'en Chieh-Ju. Boulder: Westview, 1993.
  • Hamilton, John Maxwell. Edgar Snow: A Biography. Bloomington: Indiana, 1988.
  • Hooton, E. R. The Greatest Tumult: The Chinese Civil War 1936-1949. Washington: Brassey's, 1991.
  • Iriye, Akira. The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. New York: Longman, 1987.
  • ___. Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War 1941-1945. Cambridge: Harvard, 1981.
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo. When We Were Orphans. New York: Knopf, 2000.
  • Kaga, O. Riding the East Wind. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1999.
  • Martin, Brian G. The Shanghai Green Gang: Politics and Organized Crime, 1919-1937. Los Angeles: California, 1996.
  • Miller, Edward S. War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan 1897-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute, 1991.
  • Schaller, Michael. The U.S. Crusade in China, 1938-1945. New York: Columbia, 1979.
  • Seagrave, Sterling. The Soong Dynasty. New York: Harper and Row, 1985.
  • Sergeant, Harriet. Shanghai: Collision Point of Cultures, 1918-1939. New York: Crown, 1990.
  • Sheridan, James E. China in Disintegration: The Republican Era in Chinese History, 1912-1949. New York: Free Press, 1975.
  • Shewmaker, Kenneth E. Americans and Chinese Communists, 1927-1945. Ithaca: Cornell, 1971.
  • Snow, Edgar. Red Star Over China. New York: Grove Press, 1938.
  • Thorne, Christopher. The Limits of Foreign Policy: The West, the League and the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931-1933. New York: Putnam, 1973.
  • Wakeman, Frederic. Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937. Los Angeles: California, 1995.
  • ___. The Shanghai Badlands: Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941. New York: Cambridge, 1996.
  • Wasserstein, Bernard. Secret War in Shanghai: An Untold Story of Espionage, Intrigue, and Terror in World War II. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Wetzler, Peter. Hirohito and War: Imperial Tradition and Military Decision Making in Prewar Japan. Honolulu: Hawaii, 1998.
  • Wilson, Dick. When Tigers Fight: The Story of the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.New York: Viking, 1982.
  • Zacharias, Ellis M. Secret Missions: The Story of an Intelligence Officer. Annapolis: Naval Institute, 1961.
  • Blinkhorn, Martin. Fascism and the Right in Europe, 1919-1945. New York: Longmans, 2000.
  • de Courcy, Anne. Diana Mosely: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel. New York: Morrow, 2003.
  • De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945. Los Angeles: California, 1992.
  • Durham, Martin. Women and Fascism. New York: Rutledge, 1998.
  • Eatwell, Roger. Fascism. New York: Penguin, 1995.
  • Goodman, Peter. Hitler and the Vatican: Inside the Secret Archives that Reveal the New Story of the Nazis and the Church. New York: Free Press, 2004.
  • Grover, Warren. Nazis in Newark. New Brunswick: Twayne, 2002.
  • Jeansonne, Glen. Women of the Far Right: The Mothers Movement and World War II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  • ___. Gerald L. K. Smith: Minister of Hate. New Haven: Yale, 1988.
  • Kedward, H. R. Fascism in Western Europe, 1900-45. New York: NYU Press, 1971.
  • Laqueur, Walter and George L. Mosse, eds. International Fascism, 1920-1945. New York: Harper and Row, 1966.
  • Laqueur, Walter. Fascism: Past, Present, Future. New York: Oxford, 1996.
  • Lovell, Mary S. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.
  • Payne, Stanley G. Fascism in Spain, 1923-1977. Madison: Wisconsin, 1999.
  • ___. Fascism: Comparison and Definition. Madison: Wisconsin, 1980.
  • Paxton, Robert O. The Anatomy of Fascism. New York: Knopf, 2004.
  • Skidelsky, Robert. Oswald Mosley. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1975.
  • Soucy, Robert. French Fascism: The Second Wave, 1933-1939. New Haven: Yale, 1995.
  • Sternhell, Zeev. The Birth of Fascist Ideology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • ___. Neither Right Nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Thurlow, Richard. Fascism in Britain: From Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts to the National Front. London: I. B. Tauris, 1998.
  • West, Rebecca. The Meaning of Treason. London: Phoenix Press, 1949.
  • Wolin, Richard. The Seduction of "Unreason": The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • Binion, Rudolph. Hitler Among the Germans. DeKalb: Northern Illinois, 1976.
  • Bullock, Alan. Hitler: A Study in Tyranny. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.
  • ___. Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives. New York: Knopf, 1992.
  • Fest, Joachim C. Hitler. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1973.
  • Flood, Charles Bracelen. Hitler: The Path to Power. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
  • Hamann, Brigitte. Hitler's Vienna: A Dictator's Apprenticeship. New York: Oxford, 1999.
  • Heiden, Konrad. Der Fuehrer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1944.
  • Herzstein, Robert Edwin. Adolf Hitler and the German Trauma, 1913-1945. New York: Putnam's, 1973.
  • Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: Hubris, 1889-1936. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.
  • ___. Hitler: Nemesis, 1936-1945. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
  • ___. The Hitler 'Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich. New York; Oxford, 1987.
  • ___. Hitler: Profiles in Power. New York: Longman, 1991.
  • Machtan, Lothar. The Hidden Hitler. New York: Basic Books, 2001.
  • Overy, R. J. Goering: The 'Iron Man.' London: RKP, 1984.
  • Padfield, Peter. Himmler. New York: Henry Holt, 1990.
  • Redlich, Fritz. Hitler: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet. New York: Oxford, 1998.
  • Rosenbaum, Ron. Explaining Hitler. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
  • Toland, John. Adolf Hitler. Garden City: Doubleday, 1976.
  • Waite, Robert G. L. Adolf Hitler: Psychopathic God. New York: Basic Books, 1977.
  • Abel, Theodore. Why Hitler Came Into Power. Cambridge: Harvard, 1986.
  • Kershaw, Ian. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. New York: Edward Arnold, 1985.
  • Koonz, Claudia. Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
  • ___. The Nazi Conscience. Cambridge: Harvard, 2003.
  • Mandell, Richard D. The Nazi Olympics. Champagne Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971.
  • Muller, Ingo. Hitler's Justice: The Courts of the Third Reich. Cambridge: Harvard, 1991.
  • Owings, Alison. Frauen: German Women Recall. New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1994.
  • Proctor, Robert N. The Nazi War on Cancer. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
News Outlets:
  • Edwards, John Carver. Berlin Calling: American Broadcasters in Service to the Third Reich. New York: Praeger, 1991.
  • Shirer, William L. Berlin Diary. New York: Knopf, 1940.
  • ___. The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940. Boston: Little, Brown, Co., 1984.
  • Smith, Howard K. Last Train from Berlin. New York: Knopf, 1942.
  • Diggins, John P. Mussolini and Fascism: Views from America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972.
  • Kirkpatrick, Ivone. Mussolini: A Study in Power. New York: Hawthorn, 1964.
  • Smith, Denis Mack. Mussolini: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1984.
Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • Amis, Martin. Korba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million. New York: Hyperion, 2002.
  • Deutscher, Isaac. Stalin: A Political Biography. New York: Oxford, 1949.
  • Laurie, Richard. The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin. Washington: Counterpoint, 1999.
  • Medvedev, Roy and Zhores. The Unknown Stalin: His Life, Death, and Legacy. New York: Overlook, 2003.
  • Seaton, Albert. Stalin as Military Commander. New York: Praeger, 1975.
  • Volkogonov, Dmitri. Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1988.
The Crimes and Purges:
  • Conquest, Robert. Kolyma: The Arctic Death Camps. New York: Viking, 1978.
  • ___. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine. New York: Oxford, 1986.
  • ___. The Great Terror: A Reassessment. New York: Oxford, 1990.
  • Garros, Veronique, et. al. Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s. New York: The Free Press, 1995.
  • Ginzburg, Eugenia Semyonovna. Journey Into The Whirlwind. New York: Harvest, 1967.
  • Hindus, Maurice. Humanity Uprooted. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929.
  • Medvedev, Roy. Let History Judge: The Origins and Consequences of Stalinism. New York: Columbia, 1989.
  • Scott, John. Behind the Urals: An American in Russia's City of Steel. Bloomington: Indiana, 1942.
  • Shalamov, Varlam. Kolyma Tales. New York: Penguin, 1980.