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On Germany

Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Germany tells the story of a country reborn, from defeat in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the painstaking reunification of "the two Germanies" and the Republic's return to the world stage as an economic colossus and European leader. Giles MacDonogh restores these momentous events of world history to their German context, from the food and drink that accompanied them to the deep-rooted provincialism behind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giles MacDonogh
ISBN: 1849049459 9781849049450
OCLC Number: 1005103839
Description: xvii, 308 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Maps of Germany --
Preface --
pt. I. Germany since 1945 --
Introduction --
Reconstruction --
Unity or division --
Atonement --
The wall --
A new generation comes of age --
Ostpolitik --
Back in the DDR --
Kohl reunites Germany --
The capital returns East --
Stitching together two halves --
pt. II. The German people --
The Prussian spirit --
Vergangenheitbewaltigung --
Land und leute --
Race and religion --
Germany and the world --
Princes and nobles --
Refugees, or vertriebene --
The ones they left behind --
Credit and loss --
The outdoor life --
Dichter und denker --
Modernism becomes orthodoxy --
The denazification of art --
Gordon Gilkey and his trophies --
Weather witch --
Restitution --
No ties with the past --
Wiedergutmachen --
Art east of the Elbe --
Literature in the West --
Cinema --
Music --
pt. III. On the road --
The three Germanys --
Schnapps Germany --
Capital --
South-West Berlin --
East Berlin --
Travels in the Mark Brandenburg --
Mecklenburg --
Beer Germany --
Kolsch --
Weimar --
Saxons --
Ghosts --
Central Germany --
Bamberg --
Wine Germany --
Hick hock --
Swabia --
Black Forest --
Epilogue: the Fourth Reich?
Responsibility: Giles MacDonogh.

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A rich and refreshing exploration of Germany, Germans and Germanness.  Read more...

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`Culture and the texture of everyday experience, rather than the grand sweep of politics, are what MacDonogh relishes, and his account shines with his enthusiasm for his subject. This is the book of Read more...

 
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