Germania

In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History
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Product Number: DD37517
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541414259
Narrator/s: James Cameron Stewart
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Sitting on a bench at a communal table in a restaurant in Regensburg, his plate loaded with disturbing amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut made golden by candlelight shining through a massive glass of beer, Simon Winder was happily swinging his legs when a couple from Rottweil politely but awkwardly asked: "So: why are you here?" This book is an attempt to answer that question. Why spend time wandering around a country that remains a sort of dead zone for many foreigners, surrounded as it is by a force field of historical, linguistic, climatic, and gastronomic barriers? Winder's book is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild. Germania is a very funny book on serious topics-how we are misled by history, how we twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all. It is a book full of curiosities: odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales, and horse-mating videos. It is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape.

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Author(s): Simon Winder
Genre: History

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Germania
Product Number: BX00071698
Product Number:Z100133143
Product Number:DD37517

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Author(s): Simon Winder
Narrator(s): James Cameron Stewart
Genre: History
Product Number Z100133143
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541494251
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Author(s): Simon Winder
Genre: History
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Released: Oct 28, 2013
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ISBN: #9781429945417

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