New Book: German Tourism in Second World War France

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 - War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage

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

November 2018
$42.95 | 426 pages | Hardcover
978-1-5017-1587-7
URL: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?gcoi=80140103137450

 

Seeking Panelists for ASEH 2019: The Environmental History of Mass Tourism

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.

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