David Cesarani

Reel Deals

The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler


Harvard University Press/The Belknap Press 318pp £19.95 order from our bookshop

Ben Urwand’s exposé of Hollywood’s dealings with the Third Reich could have been a fine book. It rests on original research and contains significant archival findings. But the analysis is compromised by an overheated narrative style, irresponsible language and a lack of contextualisation. 

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