Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern by Simon WinderGermania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern by Simon Winder

Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

bySimon Winder

Paperback | February 4, 2011

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?This trot through German culture and history is an engrossing, informative and hilarious read? Sunday TimesIt made me laugh so hard that I woke up my wife and had to give up reading the book in bed. If Bill Bryson had collaborated with W. G. Sebald to write a book about Germany, they might have wound up with something like this' Sunday Times Germania is a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves. Equally passionate about the region's history, folklore, cuisine, architecture and landscape, Winder describes Germany's past afresh ? and in doing so sees a country much like our own: Protestant, aggressive and committed to eating some very strange food. This accessible, enthusiastic and startlingly vivid account is a brilliant introduction to the hidden wonders of Germany. 'A splendid offering' Financial Times 'His excitement is beguiling and infectious . . . There are many pleasures to be savoured in Germania, gems that make Winder's clever, rambunctious work a book to treasure' Literary Review 'Beautifully written and insightful' Irish Times
Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.
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Title:Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and ModernFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 5.2 × 8.21 × 1.18 inPublished:February 4, 2011Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330451405

ISBN - 13:9780330451406

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from sort of like regionalized Germany itself The writing style is what lets down all the fine research. The author goes off on such divergent long-winded tangents it's a total drag to read after awhile.
Date published: 2016-12-08