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Here, from New York Times best-selling historian Francis Russell, is the dramatic story of Germany - from the rise of Charlemagne to the age of Martin Luther, from the 30 Years' War to the iron rule of Otto von Bismarck, and from the formation of the Weimar Republic to the fighting of two world wars.

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good introduction to German history.

narration was fine, good.job with German names and pronunciation. my issue with the book was rather it raced through in chronological order. the earlier chapters are harder to follow because of the series of kings counts rivals etc. the book also lacked an.analysis of broader themes, social and cultural history. it is rather focused on Kings wars and empire. a good book.for.first time students of german history as a broad survey. for outsiders looking in at germany, with more of an introduction to culture geography and comparative history, I recommend the book Germania.