Building for Peace

Building for Peace : U.S. Army Engineers in Europe, 1945-1991

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CMH Pub. 45-1. U.S. Army in the Cold War Series. Traces the activities of the American military engineers in Europe rom the construction that began immediately after the end of World War II in 1945, through the increase in construction necessitated by the buildup of American troops during the Cold War, to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Historians, especially military historians, military soldiers, political scientists, and students pursuing research for essays or thesis papers about the Cold War and Soviet Union may be interested in this volume.

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  • Paperback | 483 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 24mm | 1,120.37g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0160723736
  • 9780160723735

About Robert P Grathwol

In 1988 Robert P. Grathwol, Ph.D., and Donna Moorhus formed a partnership to conduct historical research and provide services in organizational development. They are coauthors of Berlin and the American Military, A Cold War Chronicle (1999); American Forces in Berlin, Outpost of the Cold War, 1945-1994 (1994); and Oral History and Postwar German-American Relations: Resources in the United States (1997, with Douglas J. Wilson). They are also coauthors of "Bricks, Sand, and Marble: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Military Construction in the Mediterranean and Middle East, 1947-1991" (Hardcover format available here: https: // --Paperback format can be found here: https: // ).

Grathwol has more than thirty years of experience as a professional historian and publishing scholar. He has worked extensively with archival documents in Europe, as well as in the National Archives, federal records centers, and the Library of Congress. He taught twentieth century European history at Washington State University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Arkansas. Academic publications include Stresemann and the DNVP and numerous scholarly articles and book reviews in both English and German. Grathwol studied in France on a Fulbright Scholarship and spent two years as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow in Germany. He holds a Diplome Superieur frothe Centre des Hautes Etudes Europeenes, Universite de Strasbourg, and a P.h.D. from the University of Chicago.

Donita Moorrhus is an oral historian, researcher, and writer. In addition to managing several historical research projects, she has written historical reports and activities in Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988-1992, and 1992-1996. For U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC), she as the coauthor of "Annual Historical Review, Fiscal Years 1991-1992, the "Annual Historical Review Fiscal Years 1992 through 1995," and sole author of a "Historical Report of the Investigations of Sexual Misconduct in the Army, September 1996 through July 1997." Ms. Moorhus has interviewed senior officers of the U.S. military, civilians in government service, members of Congress, business leaders, foreign nationals, and journalists. She has an M.S. from Fordham University.
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