James Hawes wrote the authoritative, and highly enjoyable bestseller The Shortest History of Germany
. His brief yet rewarding book examined Germany’s place in a continent on the throes of upheaval. Garlanded with superb reviews, it is an exhilarating book to read.
His highly anticipated The Shortest History of England is equally excellent. Comprehensive, yet still concise, the book shows the need to uncover the history of the real England to answer the question of who the English really are.