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Germany

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Publisher's Summary

Germany is historically one of the most important of all nations. Since emerging from its days as a Roman province, Germany (including Prussia) has had a central role in European affairs. It has reached the heights in art, music, literature, and political power, yet it's also reached the depths in humiliating military defeat and partition. This presentation reviews the broad sweep of German history.

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    Brian (aka: Brainwise) 03-22-11
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    "Good Overview"

    Reasoner was the primary narrator with various quotes throughout the book provided by other voices, chiefly Peter Hackes and Richard C. Hottelet. Just shy of 3 hours, "Germany" provides a superficial but still very useful overview of German history (including Prussia). The authors, Raico and McElroy, start begin with the time of Roman occupation, continue through the Medieval period, cover both World Wars, and conclude just after the reunification of West and East Germany. Much time is spent on WWII, looking at both the factors leading up to the war as well as the main points and consequences of the war itself. Raico and McElroy spend the least time with post-WWII details, practically skimming over German history both pre and post-Berlin Wall. There is, however, enough information in this book to present a broad view of Germany's central place in world history.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 04-19-16
    Eric Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 04-19-16 Member Since 2010

    Almost all of the books that I read fall into 1 of 3 categories: SciFi/Fantasy, NonFiction, & Books written before I was born (Classics)

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    "Over half the book is on the 20th century"

    Gives an extremely brief tour of German history up to the 20th Century. Then slows down to give a brief history of the Germany in the 20th Century

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fort Worth, Texas USA 06-15-16
    Amazon Customer Fort Worth, Texas USA 06-15-16 Member Since 2012

    bookmaven

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    "Fun."

    Enjoyed hearing Harry Reasoner's voice after all these years. Anyway, its a fun, not particularly detailed romp through Germanic history.

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    nicoletta 06-02-11
    nicoletta 06-02-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Waste of time."

    This book reads like a faulty selection of data from German history, a selection dictated by randomness and/or obviousness, and a series of funny accents: what is the point of M.me de Stael speaking 'English' with a French accent? And Germans speaking 'English' with a German accent, when they were in fact speaking German?
    Miss it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    9/18/15
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    "Tour de force through German History"
    Would you listen to Germany again? Why?

    Yes. Its unbiased and seems to be close to the facts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The imitated German accent is more comedy than anything else. We don't speak like that! Never mind ...


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Chewing Gum, Cowboy hat, Marlboro


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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