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Professor's book nominated for prize

Dr. David Raub Snyder, assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University, had his most recent book, Sex Crimes Under the Wehrmacht, nominated for the American Historical Associations Herbert Baxter Adams Prize.

Snyders book recently was submitted for the award by the publisher, University of Nebraska Press, which called his research groundbreaking work.
Dr. David Raub Snyder, assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University, had his most recent book, “Sex Crimes Under the Wehrmacht,” nominated for the American Historical Association's Herbert Baxter Adams Prize.

Snyder's book recently was submitted for the award by the publisher, University of Nebraska Press, which called his research “groundbreaking work.”

In his book, Snyder looks at the German army's prosecution and punishment of sex offenders during World War II. Supported by his research in Germany and detailed accounts largely unavailable in English until now, Snyder offers new perspectives on justice under the Wehrmacht and the situations of homosexuals, women and children during wartime.

A member of the APSU faculty since 2003, Snyder earned a doctorate in modern European history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His bachelor's and master's degrees are from Indiana University.

In Summer 2007, Snyder participated in a seminar at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn. Between 1998-2003, he was selected for six fellowships, including the 2003 Summer Seminar on Military History at the U.S. Military Academy and the 2001 Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University. -- Melony A. Jones