In the aftermath of World War II, Prussia - a centuries-old state pivotal to Europe's development - ceased to exist. In their eagerness to erase all traces of the Third Reich from the earth, the Allies believed that Prussia, the very embodiment of German militarism, had to be abolished. But as Christopher Clark reveals in this pioneering history, Prussia's legacy is far more complex.
The Sleepwalkers is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict.
"Reexamining the Causes of WWI"
How did 2.3 billion people become overweight? How did heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases become the leading causes of death worldwide? Our ancestors, especially our distant, Paleolithic ancestors, before the advent of agricultural, enjoyed remarkably robust health. What went wrong?
"Great guide to healthy eating!"
Die Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts: Nur wenigen Historikern gelingt es, mit Sachbüchern zu Bestsellerautoren zu werden. Christopher Clark hingegen schafft dies mit seinem Monumentalwerk "Die Schlafwandler. Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog". Sprecher Frank Arnold gelingt es darüber hinaus noch, ein packendes Hörbuch zu inszenieren, das Sie von Anfang an in seinen Bann zieht.