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  • Faust's Metropolis A History of Berlin
  • Alexandra Richie
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  • 02 September 2020
  • 9780786706815

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Faust's Metropolis A History of Berlin Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Alexandra Richie Å 5 Free read Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Alexandra Richie Berlin called the Schicksal Stadt Deutschlands the City of German Destiny has been at the heart of the most important events of not only Germany but also modern Europe In this powerful historical narrative Oxford historian Alexandra Richie follows Berlin from its Medieval foundation to the nation building dreams of Frederick the Great and Bismarck Most important she conc. Truth in advertising I only read through 1871I am curious about the history of Prussia since that is where about ALL of my ancestors come from and I stumbled across this tome in the local public library This book is a THOROUGH study of all aspects of Berlin and it s importance in European history It had many rises and falls but it s big break came in the 19th Century because of the confluence of Bismarck the Industrial Revolution andthe railroadsThey attempted a revolution in 1848 with the rest of Europe but the Prussian Army was too strong and crushed the rebellion within 3 days So the Germans adopted their attitude of realpolitick and this led towell Kaisers WWI and ultimately to Hitler and WWIII stopped at 1871 because that is when my ancestors came over from Prussia During the 1840s there were several crop failures and people were starving Also due to the Industrial Revolution the country didn t need as many farmers or weavers Combine this with a rising population and the result was a large number greater than 2 million a Germans emigrating to North America including my great grandfather Adolf in 1871 I would have read the entire book but it s pretty long and I ve got lots of other things that I d like to Read

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Faust's Metropolis A History of Berlin Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Alexandra Richie Å 5 Free read Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Alexandra Richie W of Books Thoroughgoing and engrossing Peter Gay author of My German uestion Outstanding brilliantly written Michael Howard Times Literary Supplement Magnificent should be reuired reading for anyone with any curiosity about where Europe has been and where it is going Piers Paul Read Sunday Telegraph A compelling narrative Philadelphia Inuirer Absorbing Wall Street Journ. This is an excellent biography of a city that reads much faster than its length promises There were some typos in the ebook version I read and a few passages that showed sloppy research but these minor errors do not detract from a book that s well written and highly informative Not visiting Berlin before German reunification is one of my few regrets Happily Ms Ritchie s concluding chapters convinced me there is continuity with Berlin s history to be found there today than was lost in the massive rebuilding following the dismantling of the Wall Berlin fascinates like no other city because it reflects the best and worst of humanity s aspirations and accomplishments channeled through the glorious excesses of Prussian nationalism Adenauer famously stated that de Nazification wasn t his goal but rather de Prussification as one preceded and empowered the other Why German merchants built a trading post on an island in the Spree how it survived repeated invasions to become the seat of Brandenburg whose electors made a Franconian nobleman their Markgraf and how his descendants grew their tiny principality into the Kingdom of Prussia is the core of this book I read the criticism that too much of this book is devoted to a mere twelve years of the Third Reich but I believe that a large section is justified given that the NSDAP regime essentially destroyed the city Ironically Berliners never truly embraced nationalistic dreams after their terrible experiences during the Weimar depression and they remain the least stereo typically German citizens of the Bundesrepublik to this day Berlin beckons to anyone interested in modern history as it s the epicenter of the cataclysm that shaped Post War Europe and it still evokes strong emotions From the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie Berlin remains the most poignant symbol of the Twentieth Century with its tumultuous mix of scientific progress and technological barbarism If you have any interest in how Western Civilization got to where we are now this book is a great place to start Rayleigh Through Time years of the Third Reich but I believe that a large section is justified given that the NSDAP regime essentially destroyed the city Ironically Berliners never truly embraced nationalistic dreams after their terrible experiences during the Weimar depression and they remain the least stereo typically German citizens of the Bundesrepublik to this day Berlin beckons to anyone interested in modern history as it s the epicenter of the cataclysm that shaped Post War Europe and it still evokes strong emotions From the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie Berlin remains the most poignant symbol of the Twentieth Century with its tumultuous mix of scientific progress and technological barbarism If Biggles Flies East you have any interest in how Western Civilization got to where we are now this book is a great place to start

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Faust's Metropolis A History of Berlin Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Alexandra Richie Å 5 Free read Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Alexandra Richie Entrates on the city during the twentieth century's upheavals the Weimar Republic's decadent capital; Hitler and Goebbels's fascist metropolis; the city divided by the Cold War Published to international acclaim Faust's Metropolis is history at its most enthralling Brilliant work the material is all fascinating and Richie is an excellent descriptive writer New York Revie. I lived in Berlin one summer so I read this book Fascinating stuff It made my time there far meaningful than it would have been otherwise