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