Holger H. Herwig

Late on 30 December 2019 the world lost a generous, gentle man and a superb military historian. Dennis Edwin Showalter died at his home in Colorado Springs after complications arising from esophageal cancer. He was 77 years old. Whereas Ernst von Salomon’s eldest brother Bruno had fantasized about a “most wonderful” career end, perishing as a young lieutenant “in some roadside ditch outside of Paris,” Dennis Showalter left us in what for a historian can only be termed a more benevolent form—hard at work on his twenty-ninth book, to be entitled simply “Modern Warfare.”