Internationally best-selling writer James Hawes’s book of the same title has been a massive hit and universally acclaimed by academics and historians across the board. Bringing sharp wit, authority and breathless energy, James Hawes will be giving a thrilling ride through German history from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel and answering the eternal question: are the Germans really us, or them?
‘I don’t know of a better short history of this great country.’ -Philip Pullman
‘Here is Germany as you’ve never known it: a bold thesis; an authoritative sweep and an exhilarating read.’ -Professor Karen Leader, Prof of Modern German Literature, University of Oxford
‘Not just an entertaining canter past the most prominent landmarks in German history – also a serious, well-researched and radical rethinking of the continuities in German political life.’ -Professor Nicholas Boyle, Schröder Professor of German, Cambridge University
‘Absolutely brilliant.’ -The Guardian