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Professor McKale has been Class of '41 Memorial Professor of the Humanities since 1988. He is recognized as one of the leading specialists in the Holocaust and Modern Germany, and his courses on those topics, as well as World War II in Europe, are university favorites. His newest book, Hitler’s Shadow War (2002), is a study of the inextricable connection between German war goals and the Holocaust; it was a Main Selection of the History Book Club, as well as a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Traditions. His other books include Hitler: The Survival Myth (1981; 2001), and War by Revolution (1998), which won the Charles Smith Award from European Section of Southern Historical Association. He has taught at Clemson since 1979.