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James Hawes 'The Shortest History of Germany'
Fri 28 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Join us as we celebrate the publication of James Hawes latest book 'The Shortest History of Germany' at this special launch event. James will be giving an overview of the book with an opportunity for questions. Afterwards please join us for a glass of wine and celebration. This event will be taking place in the Norrington Room.
The Shortest History of Germany- The West is in full retreat. The Anglo-Saxon powers, great and small, withdraw from Europe while the Continent itself appears hopelessly fractured. All eyes turn to the one polity, and the sole economy, which can possibly save the day: Germany.
Yet this is the same land which, well within living memory, launched a genocidal war for total hegemony. Can Germany really have changed so utterly in a single generation?
Yes, it can. But to understand this, we need to rediscover the real history of Germany – or rather, the history of the real Germany.