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Disturbing but compelling, November 30, 2003
from New York, New York United States
Not for people with a weak stomach. Truly shocking. This is a
disturbing, fascinating look at the sorry history of rampant
anti-Semitism in the officer corps of the U.S. Army.
almost literally could not put this book down, as the weight of facts
was extraordinarily compelling. This book contains disturbing vignettes
about prominent generals such as George Patton--described here as a
crude anti-Semite--as well as Marshall and Eisenhower. It focuses on
Army Intelligence, and is a shocking, dispassionate portrayal of how
almost Nazi-like racial theories were widely adopted by Army officers
in the years before World War II. As portrayed by Bendersky,
anti-Semitism was a disease that infected not only G-2 Army
Intelligence, but the State Department (such as future CIA head Allen
Dulles) and Congress. All rigorously documented.
A must read for
anyone interested in either U.S. military history or contemporary
Jewish history, and is also a fascinating look at the beginnings of
modern Army intelligence.