• by Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
  • Narrated by Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet
  • 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Germany is historically one of the most important of all nations. Since emerging from its days as a Roman province, Germany (including Prussia) has had a central role in European affairs. It has reached the heights in art, music, literature, and political power, yet it's also reached the depths in humiliating military defeat and partition. This presentation reviews the broad sweep of German history.


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Good Overview

Reasoner was the primary narrator with various quotes throughout the book provided by other voices, chiefly Peter Hackes and Richard C. Hottelet. Just shy of 3 hours, "Germany" provides a superficial but still very useful overview of German history (including Prussia). The authors, Raico and McElroy, start begin with the time of Roman occupation, continue through the Medieval period, cover both World Wars, and conclude just after the reunification of West and East Germany. Much time is spent on WWII, looking at both the factors leading up to the war as well as the main points and consequences of the war itself. Raico and McElroy spend the least time with post-WWII details, practically skimming over German history both pre and post-Berlin Wall. There is, however, enough information in this book to present a broad view of Germany's central place in world history.
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- Brian (aka: Brainwise)

Over half the book is on the 20th century

Gives an extremely brief tour of German history up to the 20th Century. Then slows down to give a brief history of the Germany in the 20th Century
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- Eric

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.