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Germany | [Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy]

Germany

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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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) Bucks County, PA, United States 03-22-11
    Brian (aka: Brainwise) Bucks County, PA, United States 03-22-11 Listener Since 2004
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    nicoletta newton, MA, United States 06-02-11
    nicoletta newton, MA, United States 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.

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