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Simon Wilder - Germania (In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans & Their History) (2nd Hand Hardback)

£13.75
SKU B001094
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Europe
  • Published : 2010 (FSG - 1st US Ed.)
  • ISBN : 9780374254001
  • SKU : B001094
  • PPC : SP700gm
  • RRP : $27
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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Winder's book is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilisation that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild.

Germania is a very funny book on serious topics - how we are misled by history, how we twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all.

It is a book full of curiosities: odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales, and horse-mating videos.

It is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape.

"Very interesting, funny, poignant and brilliant book on Germany & it's history, from the Dark Ages to 1933" - Goodreads Review.

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