A brilliant look at the writers, artists, scientists, movie directors, and scholars‹ranging from Bertolt Brecht to Albert Einstein, Hannah Art, Thomas Mann, and Fritz Lang‹who fled Hitler's Germany and how they changed the very fabric of American culture. In a new postscript, Heilbut draws attention to the recent changes in reputation and image that have shaped the reception of the German exiles.
Author Biography: Anthony Heilbut received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard. He has taught at New York University and Hunter College, and is author of The Gospel Sound (1971, 1985, 1997) and Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature (1996; California paperback, 1997). He is also a record producer, specializing in gospel music, and has won both a Grammy Award and a Grand Prix du Disque.