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Dennis Showalter

Curriculum Vitae

Dennis Showalter joined the CC faculty in 1969.  He is a retired Professor of History, past President of the Society for Military History and Joint Editor of War in History specializing in comparative military history. He has written or edited two dozen books and a hundred fifty articles. Recent monographs include The Wars of German Unification (London: Arnold, 2004), Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century (New York: Berkeley, 2005.), and Hitler’s Panzers (New York: Berkeley, 2009).

Dennis has been given a Festschrift, Arms and the Man: Military History Essays in Honor of Dennis Showalter, ed. Michael Neiberg (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011).  His Colorado College awards include the Lloyd E. Worner Teacher of the Year Award, 2011 and the Gresham Riley Achievement Award, 2005

Regular Classes

During his time at CC, Professor Showalter regularly taught:

HY283 The Jews in the Modern World

HY200 World War II

HY286 War and Society since the Middle Ages

HY200 Terrorism

HY393 Germany since 1918: Dissolution and Reunification


    B.A., St. John's University, 1963

    M.A., University of Minnesota, 1965

    Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1969

Committees & Governance

President, Society for Military History, 1997-2001