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A Short History, Third Edition

Donald S. Detwiler

Narrated by Randell Dietrich

Available from Audible

Book published by Southern Illinois University Press

This new edition of a best-selling history of Germany, originally published in 1976, includes the great watershed of 198990 and its aftermath. Germany: A Short History provides a thorough introduction to German history from antiquity to the present.

Donald S. Detwiler is professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is chairman of the World War Two Studies Association and a council member and past president of the Association for the Bibliography of History.


“The strength of Detwiler's accomplishment lies in his ability to explain concisely what was at the root of complex matters such as the lay investiture controversy—and to choose the right things to explain. He is also very good at showing why the accomplishments of such diverse worthies as Frederick Barbarossa, Bismarck, Stresemann, and Adenauer have earned them their places in German history.”

Library Journal

“Detwiler's book presents a concise review of the political movements of German history.... He capsulizes main German trends and thoughts in an exciting manner so that the reader is easily motivated to learn more about German history.”

German Quarterly

“How could it happen that the Germany that produced Goethe and Schiller, Beethoven and Brahms, could start two world wars, gladly follow that most evil of all human monsters, Hitler, embrace militarism and racism so eagerly? We understand these matters better after reading this cogent interpretation of Germany's history.”

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