Larry Zuckerman

Praise for
The Rape of Belgium

"[A] vividly written and argumentative study. . . . Zuckerman concludes with a bold reading of history."--John Horne, Times Literary Supplement

"[Zuckerman] illustrates how the falsity of the most lurid atrocity accounts rendered public opinion dubious or indifferent to the real 'rape of Belgium' and thus allowed Germany to escape accountability for its crimes."--Choice

" . . . a well-written and thoroughly documented study. . . . [Zuckerman's] excellent book . . . has much to say to modern readers."--Lewis L. Gould, Magill Book Reviews

" . . . a lucid and powerful account. . . . The errors of the Allied defenders should not justify oblivion of the crimes of the German invaders."--David Frum, National Review Online
"En Belgique les Belges ont faim," Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, 1916. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

The potato: a labor-saver, a fast food, a budget stretcher, a loan bank, a delicacy, a hedge against famine--and a crucial ingredient in the social changes that swept through Europe and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
In August 1914, the German Army invaded neutral Belgium and burned scores of towns and villages, executing about five thousand civilians. The Belgians cried murder; the Germans insisted that the civilians had fired on them. But the controversy, fanned by propaganda on both sides, obscured a greater crime, the military occupation of Belgium over the next four years, which presaged Nazi Europe.
Magazine Article
A visit to Hebron, where seven hundred soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces keep an uneasy peace.