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A Mighty Fortress by Steven E. Ozment
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Aug 22, 2010

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A lot of discussion of philosophy (probably because it is about Germany) and a lot of discussion of the German split over national and local allegiances. Seems to go out of his way to laud Luther and Bismark and to show that real Germans were not really supporters of Hitler. Not enough real history of Germany. Since it was supposed to be a history of the German people I was looking forward to much more on the life of the German people. I think my German ancestors would be disappointed in this book.

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message 1: by Elentarri (new)

Elentarri Hello. Can you please recommend a better book?

John E Hi. I haven't really read any other general histories of Germany so so I don't know personally of another one. I have heard that Gordon Craig's work is well respected. Good luck.

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