Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage,” by Cornell University Press. Below is a brief description of the book:
“As German troops entered Paris following their victory in June 1940, the American journalist William L. Shirer observed that they carried cameras and behaved as ‘naïve tourists.’ One of the first things Hitler did after his victory was to tour occupied Paris, where he was famously photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower.
New book announcement from Cornell University Press
War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage
by Bertram Gordon
$42.95 | 426 pages | Hardcover
The Pan Am Historical Foundation announces the ninth annual Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant competition. Up to $1,500 will be awarded to support scholarly research using the Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Over the 20th century mass tourism has evolved to be one of the leading factors of global environmental devastation. Construction and infra-development, cruises, and more recently low-cost flights and sharing economy accommodations did not only transform tiny, confined areas but affect ever larger spaces and cause global environmental change. This panel would tackle the ciritical issue of mass tourism and its environmental impact from a historical perspective.