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Germania : In Wayward Pursuit of Germans and Their History
by Simon Winder


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"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").

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312680688
  • ISBN-10: 0312680686
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 466
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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