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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern (Taschenbuch)
This book is, to put it in words Mr. Winder himself might use, really really bad. His attempts at humor are weak, his style of writing 3 Klasse, his understanding of Germany and Germans is more of a misunderstanding. He claims to love this country, but the general tone of the book is one of antipathy. The book was a moderate success in England and one can understand why, they love dragging out the last war; Nazis and Hakenkreuze are still a guarantee for some sort of a hit on the island. Like Basil Fawlty, Mr. Winder says he wont mention the war, but for some reason he keeps bringing it up. I have no problem with this in principal, but either this is a 'history' of pre-1933 Germany or not. (Its not a history really anyway.) I could go on, as Mr. Winder does about Germany, listing the faults of this book, but it would be, as reading this book was, a waste of time.
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Ersteintrag: 04.01.2012 20:01:14 GMT+01:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 05.01.2012 00:08:09 GMT+01:00
Yuck! You are over on this website too. You still have not reviewed the book. These are just vague, creepy and incorrect assertions. The book is about the use and abuse of history and how particular periods of German history (the Middle Ages, the 30 Years War, etc.) have been used by nationalists to really unfortunate effect. So of course it is about the two world wars, among many other things. I don't think I even mention Hakenkreuze once, so that is a peculiar thing to raise. I would love to know what it is you ACTUALLY object to in such a crazily intemperate way. I am pretty sure I know, but will leave it to you to say!
Veröffentlicht am 12.01.2012 23:31:11 GMT+01:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 13.01.2012 07:06:08 GMT+01:00
JJA Kiefte meint:
He du Stickler, du altes Haus, kannste dich hier auch mal so richtig austoben, was? "In principal" ist gut, fast freudianisch. Dein Obersch(w)ullehrer hat dich früher doch bestimmt mal beim Hintern gepackt, wie? Kein Wunder dass du so verkrampft bist.
Veröffentlicht am 15.02.2014 14:11:41 GMT+01:00
Well, I have lived in German half my life and I know that the Germans are just as obsessed with the Nazis and the Second World War II. They go on about it as much as the English and it is a HUGE BORE!!!!!!!!
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