[E-Book] ☆ Germany: A History | by ✓ Francis Russell

Germany: A History By Francis Russell,

  • Title: Germany: A History
  • Author: Francis Russell
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Here, from New York Times bestselling historian Richard Russell, is the dramatic story of Germany from the rise of Charlemagne to the age of Martin Luther, from the Thirty Years War to the iron rule of Otto von Bismarck, and from the formation of the Weimar Republic to the fighting of two world wars.
    Germany A History Here from New York Times bestselling historian Richard Russell is the dramatic story of Germany from the rise of Charlemagne to the age of Martin Luther from the Thirty Years War to the iron rule o

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    1. Germany A History is a decent overview of mostly the political history of the Germanies leading up to Germany, describing a period of about 2,000 years in central Europe.A work like this is mostly introductory, which is fine The greatest commentary involves the time period of Charlemagne, Frederick Barbarossa, Frederick the Great and the 80 years from WWI to German reunification in 1990 Much of the book then connect to these time periods The Reformation is the major section that does not focus o [...]

    2. A truly difficult book to finish, so packed full of details that it was difficult for me to get a larger, comprehensive picture fixed in my mind of the history of this nation, and its inherent culture s Things I wanted to know before I started this book 1 What about those Saxons Weren t they just as impressively bloodthirsty as the Vikings Heck, the Vikings have their own TV show, when all the Saxons get is The Last Kingdom, which isn t as good I know that they went to England, and created havoc [...]

    3. This book is a chronology of events related to the land and peoples of Germany, from the barbarians north of the Roman Empire through medieval Christianity, Nationalism, unification, Nazism and the current liberal republic at the heart of Europe Perhaps useful for the fully uninitiated, it however fails to arrange the historical events to reveal any semblance of the historical currents shaping Germany or put them in the context of the world ar large The author is also strangely normative in look [...]

    4. It s an easy read covering the history of Germany succinctly There s not much analysis but once you ve read it, you ll be well informed For a British reader, there s something of an absence of much commentary on the relationship bearing in mind that the British throne has been occupied by a German dynasty for 300 years Otherwise it s worth reading The absence of maps from the kindle edition is a serious criticism and in consequence it loses a star.

    5. I wish I could say I m much wiser from reading this book but I m so confused There s something to be said for diagrams and family tree lines, especially when everyone has the same or similar names Even WW1 and Hitlers reign were so lightly dealt with I am only a little informed than previously It wasn t a complete waste of my time, I have taken a few things of interest away I am sure there are far comprehensive histories of this nation.

    6. To be honest, I dazed and dozed through most of this audio book This is less a reflection on the author s work, and my tolerance for straightforward historical facts dictated in a soothing voice on a C130.

    7. Understanding today s Germany This fascinating account of the Central European tribes and their eventual gathering together to form modern Germany is compulsory reading for historians both professionals and amateurs The use of maps would have helped immeasurably.

    8. ChronologyA very concise history, mostly chronological treatment of German history A good overview from ancient times until until reunification of Germany.

    9. This is a fast paced history of the structure of Germany The writing style is easy to read, but this cannot be considered a holistic account It focuses solely on who was in power, wars, battles and conflicts We learn nothing about daily life in Germany As other reviewers have noted, the total absence of maps makes the narrative difficult to follow As such, it can only be considered a starter text for those who want to learn in depth about Germany.

    10. This is a good, concise history of the lands that became Germany It would benefit greatly from some historical maps and family charts of the royal dynasties to help keep all the information straight.

    11. This is a well written book, nicely paced and easy to read Unfortunately it is hobbled at least in the Kindle version by a complete lack of maps or any other visual aid.

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