Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne

Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne

by Michael R. Waters
     
 
MICHAEL. WATERS is the principal author of this work and served as the head of the research team. He is a professor of anthropology and geography at Texas A&M University and is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans

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MICHAEL. WATERS is the principal author of this work and served as the head of the research team. He is a professor of anthropology and geography at Texas A&M University and is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans

What Readers Are Saying:

"It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters' book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters' book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike."--Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitler's Last Soldier in America.

"It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters' book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters' book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike." --Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitler

Editorial Reviews

The Journal of Americas Military Past
Michael Waters and his team of researchers accomplish so mush in this book. They provide a detailed account of life in a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp in Hearne, Texas. We learn of camp site selections, design, and construction, and the daily existence in this large POW facility. Beyond the history, this work presents archaeological data and fosters historic preservation.

Journal of Military History
". . . Lone Star Stalag is an excellent, very informative and beautifully crafted book, richly endowed with photos, graphics, maps and tables."
On Point
Lone Star Stalag makes a major contribution to the field of World War II POW literature at a time when U.S. involvment in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has brought the subject of the treatment of captured combatants front and center.
Arnold Krammer

“It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters’ book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters’ book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike.”--Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitler’s Last Soldier in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585443185
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.71(d)

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Arnold Krammer

“It is well written, engaging, and original . . . will fill an important gap in our knowledge of World War Two on the homefront . . . Waters’ book is the only book to examine the history of a single camp, and that in Texas, complete with interviews with former prisoners, guards, and local townspeople. Even more important, Waters’ book is also an archaeological examination of the campsite, based on the detailed labor of dozens of young archaeological students over a period of some four years. Waters details their findings, to reveal the daily experiences of the more than 4,000 German soldiers who spent the war year in Texas. Prof. Waters and his team have unearthed a treasure trove of information which will be of interest to historians, archaeologists, history buffs, and specialists of Texas history, alike.”--Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America and Hitler’s Last Soldier in America.

Arnold Krammer, author,

Charles Haecker
. . . an interesting and informative story. . . . The authors have conducted excellent historical records research by their obtaining an abundance of primary documents specific to Camp Hearne. They have obtained sufficient oral histories not only from former POWs but also from former guards and local civilian residents who worked within or lived near the camp. The use of anecdotes acquired from these individuals was an effective technique that re-created life within the camp without being pedantic. (Charles Haecker, Archeologist, Heritage Partnerships Program, National Parks Service)

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MICHAEL. WATERS is the principal author of this work and served as the head of the research team. He is a professor of anthropology and geography at Texas A&M University and is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans

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