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Publisher's Summary

This new edition of a best-selling history of Germany, originally published in 1976, includes the great watershed of 1989-90 and its aftermath. Germany: A Short History provides a thorough introduction to German history from antiquity to the present.

©1976, 1989, 1999 Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"The strength of Detwiler's accomplishment lies in his ability to explain concisely what was at the root of complex matters such as the lay investiture controversy-and to choose the right things to explain." (Library Journal)
"He capsulizes main German trends and thoughts in an exciting manner so that the reader is easily motivated to learn more about German history." (German Quarterly)

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boring presentation

all of german history covered. just covers the basics, not much insights. very stilted delivery.

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Is it a good book? There is no way to tell. The reader is simply not competent for this job. He sounds out all words of 3+ syllables like a 7 yr old. He never gets the hang of the word Italy even after reading it 20 times. I have great patience but just found its limit

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Worst reader ever.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The computer-generated voice on my e-reader gives a smoother presentation and adds more inflection than this reader. He does not appear to understand the concept of phrasing, because it sounds like he takes a breath in between each word. It was so bad I could not finish what might have been an interesting book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The book has a lot of interesting information, but buy the book, do not buy the audiobook.

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  • Hudds Man
  • 04-03-18

Reader Dreadful

Reader awful. It's like he recorded all the individual words which were then edited together.