Nowowiejski’s new book is, in his words, “an institutional history of the United States Army in Germany after World War I” (viii). Although the author notes that the army’s Rhineland occupation was an important precedent for its much more extensive occupation duties in various nations after World War II, he does not engage the literature written by political scientists on military government or on the military’s involvement in “stability operations” (4). This book instead employs the methods of social, administrative, and political history to draw a detailed portrait of the American army’s experience in its occupation zone centered on Coblenz from late 1918 to early 1923. Topics include the march of the Third Army into the U.S. zone in late 1918, where it largely demobilized and was replaced with new units designated as the American Forces in Germany (afg); the training, social, and recreational life of afg soldiers...
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September 01 2022
The American Army in Germany, 1918–1923: Success against the Odds by Dean A. Nowowiejski
The American Army in Germany, 1918–1923: Success against the Odds. By
University Press of Kansas,
Ross A. Kennedy
Illinois State University
Online Issn: 1530-9169
Print Issn: 0022-1953
© 2022 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2022) 53 (2): 360–361.
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Ross A. Kennedy; The American Army in Germany, 1918–1923: Success against the Odds by Dean A. Nowowiejski. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 2022; 53 (2): 360–361. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jinh_r_01852
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