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The Germans and Europe: A Personal Frontline History

The Germans and Europe: A Personal Frontline History

A personal history of Germany and its position in Europe by award winning journalist and author told through nine cities

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ISBN 9781910050897
Barcode 9781910050897
Published 20 July 2017
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Millar, Peter
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781910050897
ISBN-10 191005089X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 20 July 2017
International Publication Date 24 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Millar, Peter
Category Biography & Autobiography
European History
Political Geography
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 460
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 40mm
Weight 608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 943
Catalogue Code 732685

Description of this Book

Based on a lifetime living in and reporting on Germany and Central Europe, award-winning journalist and author Peter Millar tackles the fascinating and complex story of the people at the heart of our continent. Focussing on nine cities (only six of which are in the Germany of today) he takes us on a zigzag ride back through time via the fall of the Berlin Wall through the horrors of two world wars, the patchwork states of the Middle Ages, to the splendour of Charlemagne and the fall of Rome, with side swipes at everything on the way, from Henry VIII to the Spanish Empire. Included are mini portraits of aspects of German culture from sex and money to food and drink. Not just a book about Germany but about Europe as a whole and how we got where we are today, and where we might be tomorrow.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter Millar is an award-winning British journalist, author and translator, and has been a correspondent for Reuters, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. He was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year for his reporting on the dying stages of the Cold War, his account of which - 1989: The Berlin Wall, My Part in its Downfall - was named 'best read' by The Economist.

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