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Greg Johnson and Matt Parrott interview historian Thomas Goodrich about his book Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947 (Sheridan, Colorado: Aberdeen Books, 2010). Hellstorm deals with the fate of innocent Germans, primarily women, children, the old, and infirm in the last year and aftermath of World War II.
- The systematic terror bombing of German cities during World War II
- The systematic mass rape of German women and girls in the aftermath of the war
- The nautical massacre of tens of thousands of German refugees in the Baltic Sea
- The expulsion of 11 million ethnic Germans from Eastern German provinces and ancient enclaves in Central and Eastern Europe
- The importance of revisionism about World War II for contemporary politics and world peace
- His method of writing history
- His forthcoming book on the destruction and occupation of Japan
- The pervasive dehumanization of the Japanese in American propaganda
- The firebombing and atomic bombing of Japanese cities
- The American practice of making trophies of Japanese body parts
- The sadism of the American Indians in their wars with white settlers
- The present day dehumanization and demonization of Muslims
- How the Allies violated the Geneva Convention far more than the Germans during World War II
- The reason for the continuous vilification of National Socialism
Thomas Goodrich’s books include Bloody Dawn: Story of the Lawrence Massacre (Kent State University Press, 1991); Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in Civil War History (Indiana University Press, 1995); Scalp Dance: Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865-1879 (Stackpole, 1998); Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla (Stackpole, 2000); The Day Dixie Died: The Occupied South, 1865-1866 (Stackpole, 2001); War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 (University of Nebraska Press, 2003); The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy (Indiana University, 2006); and Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947 (Aberdeen Books, 2010).
You can buy Hellstorm from the following sources:
1) From Amazon.com $45. They will overnight it.
2) From the publisher, Aberdeen Books, at $39: http://www.aberdeenbookstore.com/ (303-795-1890).
3) From the author himself. Tom will send signed copies of the hardback at $35 (postage included). He also has a limited number of paperbacks for $25 (postage included). You can pay via PayPal account (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a check or m.o. to:
4095 N. Beach Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223