AN UNFORGETTABLE GRAND TOUR OF WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN GERMAN HISTORY
The Shortest History of Germany takes us on an unforgettable grand tour of what really matters in German history: the shattering defeat of Rome in 9BC; the terror of Atilla the Hun; the wild rides of the Teutonic Knights; the ISIS-like insanities of the Peasants Revolt; the stunning barbarities of the Thirty Years' War; cultural subjugation to France and the rise of that "army with a state", Prussia; the Wars of Unification under Bismarck; the dark birth of modern German antisemitism; the heady economic and naval rise of William II's Empire; and the vast unfolding tragedy of European history from 1871-1945, in which one single, mighty question decided the lives and deaths of a hundred million people: was it the Germans or the Russians who were going to dominate Middle Europe?
The story will be taken right up to the minute, to a Europe where the German economy (written off scarcely a decade ago, lest we forget, by Atlanticists and Globalizers as sclerotic and unmodernisable) is the economy. In this new Europe, the Germans are cordially loathed by millions of people and politicians to their South and West. But other people are queueing round the block to learn German, and land German investment - in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw. And of course, thousands of refugees are arriving every month, to rebuild their lives and change the face of Germany and Europe forever.