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Norwood (history & Judaic studies, Univ. of Oklahoma) provides chilling insight into the relationship between the Nazi state and American Ivy League colleges during the 1930s. Schools such as Harvard and Columbia not only resisted calls to boycott Nazi Germany but actively engaged in what can best be described as pro-Nazi activities. In addition to institutional cooperation through student exchange programs, they invited high-level Nazis to speak on campus. Many Ivy Leaguers smugly asserted that the Nazi regime was good for Germany and discounted reports about Nazi persecution of Jews and the suppression of free speech. The intensity of anti-Semitic activity was dismissed by academics such as President Butler of Columbia as either a fabrication by American Jews, who he claimed controlled the media, or as a necessary policy to reduce overt Jewish influence in Germany. In addition, some female students and faculty at women's colleges, especially the elite Seven Sisters, justified Nazi gender discrimination and the curtailment of women's right to education. VERDICT This disturbing study should be on the to-read list of anyone interested in pre-World War II America.—Frederic Krome, Univ. of Cincinnati Clermont Coll.