The Germans

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What kind of modern German history book should I read?

The Germans

"The Germans" deals with major trends and particularities of Germany's development from an empire (Kaiserreich) to a dictatorship (Drittes Reich) and finally to a moden federal republic. It describes the raise of National Socialism (late Weimarer Republik) and the resulting break of the country into two German states (BRD - DDR). The book is insightful, original and highly interesting. In English. Recommended reading.
The Germans - Power Struggle and the Development of Habitus in the 19th and 20th Century, by Norbert Elias, Columbia University Press, New York, 1996, 0 - 231 - 10563 - 0 (translated from the German).



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