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Germania is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild. 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, and “a book you will return to time and again” (The Florida Times-Union).

About the Author

SIMON WINDER has spent far too much time in Germany, denying himself a lot of sunshine and fresh fruit just to write this book. He is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain (FSG, 2006) and works in publishing in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312680688
Author:
Winder, Simon
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 2 maps and 17 bandw photos thro
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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