Class of 1941 Memorial Professor and Professor Emeritus of History at Clemson University, Clemson, SC (USA).
McKale’s research has ranged widely, exploring the history of subjects such as World War I in the Middle East, the Nazi party and German diplomacy, the Holocaust and World War II, and the postwar myth that Adolf Hitler survived the war and defeat of his Nazi regime. McKale’s most recent of eight books, Nazis after Hitler: How Perpetrators of the Holocaust Cheated Justice and Truth (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012; paperback ed. 2014) and Hitler’s Shadow War: The Holocaust and World War II (Lanham, MD: Cooper Square Press, 2002; paperback ed. 2006), were selections of the national History Book Club. His War By Revolution: Germany and Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1998; paperback ed. 2008) received the Charles Smith Book Award from the European section of the Southern Historical Association.