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Prof Frank McDonough

Prof Frank McDonough

Telephone: 0151 231 5115

Biography

Professor Frank McDonough is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He was born in Liverpool, studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University.
He has written many critically acclaimed books on the Third Reich, including: The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police (2015). Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party (2012), Sophie Scholl: The Woman Who Defied Hitler (2009), The Holocaust (2008), Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany (2001), Hitler, Chamberlain and Appeasement (2002), and Hitler and Nazi Germany (1999). He has also published many other books, most notably, The Origins of the Second World War: An International Perspective (2011), The Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations (2007), Chamberlain, Appeasement and the British Road to War (1998) and The Origins of the First and Second World Wars (1997).
He has appeared on TV and radio numerous times discussing the Third Reich. He featured in a six part series 'Nazi Secrets' for National Geographic in 2012, and a 10 part series 'The Rise of the Nazis' for the Discovery Channel in 2014. He has featured in other Third Reich documentaries for BBC 1, Channel 5, and Russia Today. He acted as 'Historical Consultant' for the BBC 'History of the World Project' and the 'BBC World War One at Home' series of programmes.
The US History Network placed Frank's popular Twitter account: @FXMC1957 in the Top 30 most popular historical Twitter accounts in the World.

Languages

German

Academic appointments

Professor of International History, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present

Publications

Book

McDonough F. 2017. De Gestapo mythe en realiteit van Hitlers geheime politie :1-311 Singel Uitgeverijen. Netherlands 9789025303457

Mcdonough F. 2016. Gestapo: Mito e realidade na polícia secreta de Hitler Leya. Argentina 9788544104965

McDonough FX. 2016. The Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914 paperback :1-201 Pal. Basingstoke 978-1-349-35494-8 Publisher Url

McDonough F. 2016. La Gestapo Mito y realidad de la policía secreta de Hitler :1-313 Grupo Planeta Spain. spain 9788498929843

McDonough F. 2016. Gestapo. La storia segreta Newton Compton Editori. Italy 9788854192126

McDonough F. 2015. The Gestapo the Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police Coronet 9781444778052

McDonough F. 2011. Origins of the Second World War Continuum Intl Pub Group 9781441185938

McDonough F. 2011. Origins of the Second World War: An International Perspective Continuum Intl Pub Group 9781441185938

McDonough F. 2010. Sophie Scholl History Pr Ltd 9780752455112

McDonough F. 2009. Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman Who Defied Hitler The History Press 9780752446752

McDonough F. 2002. Hitler, Chamberlain and Appeasement Cambridge University Press 9780521000482

McDonough F. 2001. Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany Cambridge University Press 9780521003582

McDonough F. 2001. Conflict, Communism and Fascism Europe 1890-1945 Cambridge University Press 9780521777964

McDonough F. 1999. Hitler and Nazi Germany Cambridge University Press 9780521595025

McDonough F. 1998. Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement, and the British Road to War Manchester University Press 9780719048326

McDonough F. 1997. The Origins of the First and Second World Wars Cambridge University Press 9780521568616

McDonough F. Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party Prentice Hall 9781408269213

McDonough F, Cochrane J. The Holocaust Palgrave Macmillan 9780230203877

McDonough F. The Conservative Party and Anglo-German relations, 1905-1914 Palgrave MacMillan 9780230517110 DOI

McDonough F. Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party Pearson Education 9780582506060

McDonough F. The British Empire, 1815-1914 Hodder Murray 9780340593769

Chapters

McDonough FX. 2012. Resistance inside Nazi Germany A Companion to World War II volume 2 2 :813-824 WILEY-BLACKWELL. Chichester 978-1405196819 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Clarke DB, Doel MA, McDonough FX. 1996. Holocaust topologies: Singularity, politics, space POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 90th Annual Meeting of the Association-of-American-Geographers 15 :457-489 DOI Author Url

Journal article

McDonough FX. 1996. Holocaust topologies: Singularity, politics, space. Political Geography, 15 :457-489

McDonough F. 1995. Reflections on the role of the press in the foreign policy aims of adolf hitler American Journalism, 12 :393-401 DOI

McDonough FX. Mapping Historiographical Trends in Recent Scholarship on the Holocaust European History Quarterly, 42 :1-13 DOI Author Url

McDonough FX. The Times, Norman Ebbut and the Nazis, 1927-1937 Journal of Contemorary History, :407-424 Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

AHRC, World War 1: Then and Now, Dr.Mike Benbough-Jackson, Grant value (£): 27,000, Duration of research project: one year, five months. 2013

Grand Duchy of Lancaster, Merseyside at War, 1914-1918, Lord David Alton, Grant value (£): 5,000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2013

Editorial boards:

HISTORY, Member of Editorial Board, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-229X. 2013

History Review, Member of Editorial Board. 1993

Teaching qualification:

FELLOW OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY. 2013