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Eugene Arthur Davidson

Eugene Arthur Davidson, American author. President Foundation Foreign Affairs, Washington, 1957-1970; Chairman Conference European Problems, honorary president 1986. Member of P.E.N. (New York City); Arts (Chicago); Elizabethan (New Haven).

Background

  • Davidson, Eugene Arthur was born on September 22, 1902 in New York City. Son of William and Bertha (Passarge) Davidson.

  • Education

    • AB, Yale, 1927; Postgrad., Yale, 1928. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Park College, 1977.

    Career

    • Member editorial department Yale University Press, 1929-1959, editor, 1931-1959, director, 1938-1959, chairman committee on publications. Editor Modern Age, 1960-1970.

    Works

    • The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism
    • The harsh Armistice terms of 1918, the short-lived Weimar Republic, Hindenburg's senile vacillations, and behind-the-scene power plays form the backbone of this excellent study covering German history during the first three-and-a-half decades of the century.
    • The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler
    • The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler, which includes dozens of photos from German collections, covers literally every aspect of Hitler's life from his success after he came to power in 1933 to his self-destruction.
    • The Nuremberg Fallacy
    • Available for the first time in paperback, The Nuremberg Fallacy examines the inherent shortcomings of the Nuremberg "rules of war" and the War Crimes Tribunal's impossible expectations.

    Membership

    President Foundation Foreign Affairs, Washington, 1957-1970. Chairman Conference European Problems, honorary president 1986. Member of P.E.N. (New York City).

    Arts (Chicago); Elizabethan (New Haven).

    Connections

    • Married Louise Keil, April 6, 1928 (deceased). Children: Eugene Passarge, Lisa. Married Suzette Morton Zurcher, November 1968 (deceased May 1996).
    • father: William Davidson
    • mother: Bertha (Passarge) Davidson
    • spouses: Louise Keil
    • Suzette Morton Zurcher
    • children: Eugene Passarge Davidson
    • Lisa Davidson
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    Born September 22, 1902
    Died January 15, 2002
    (aged 99)
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    • 1927
      Yale
    • 1928
      Yale
    • 1977
      Park College
    • 1929 - 1959
      Member, editorial department Yale University Press
    • 1931 - 1959
      Member, editorial department Yale University Press
    • 1960 - 1970
      editor Modern Age