Five Germanys I Have Known : A History & Memoir

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Five Germanys I Have Known : A History & Memoir

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World-renowned historian Stern brings to life the five Germanys he has experienced: Weimar, the Third Reich, postwar West and East Germanys, and the unified country after 1990. He shows that the tumultuous history of Germany--alternately the strength and the scourge of Europe--offers political lessons for citizens everywhere.

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A balanced and heartfelt

A balanced and heartfelt view of Fritz's contemporaneous world spanning from pre-Weimar to the new FDR -- and all the formative tragedy and drama in between. Fritz gives sense also to what it means to be a conscientious citizen, as he embodies for both America and Europe in an exemplary way. I reveled in the fascinating glimpses and insights in his telling of his experience, which of course is the more nuanced view of history one misses either in the CNN Headline-ism that we are confronted with today so often or the narrow focus on the micro-minutiae of overspecialized history books.

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meisterhafte Geschichteschreibung und scharfsinnige Analyse der deutschen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts,
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