James J. Sheehan is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities at Stanford. His latest book is Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe.
 (November 2012)

Hello to Berlin

Charles Lindbergh examining a sword with Hermann Göring, August 1936
Unlike most books about Americans abroad, Andrew Nagorski’s Hitlerland is less interested in the Americans themselves than in what they saw or didn’t see while they were away from home. Once the Nazis come onstage, everyone else tends to become a minor player, and Nagorski’s Americans are no exception. Hitlerland, …