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Germania, In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History

Germania, In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History

by Simon Winder

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Winder's witty, entertaining and opinionated portrait of German culture is both an illuminating history and a wonderfully digressive exploration of the powerful and often confounding nation. (GER270, $22.00)

The Berlin Diaries

The Berlin Diaries

by Marie Vassiltchikov

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s. (GER104, $17.95)

Eyewitness Guide Germany

Eyewitness Guide Germany

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 584 PAGES

Featuring color photography, excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. (GER133, $30.00)

Germany Adventure Map

Germany Adventure Map

by National Geographic

  • 2012
  • MAP

A double-sided full color map of Germany at a scale of 1:825,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. (GER07, $11.95)

 
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Munich

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Munich


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Munich. With excellent sections on beer, beer halls and bars.. (GER197, $14.00)

Eyewitness Guide Berlin

Eyewitness Guide Berlin


by Malgorzata Omilanowska

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This superb guide to Berlin features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the city's attractions. Includes Excursions from Berlin, including Potsdam. (GER74, $25.00)

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook

Lonely Planet German Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (GER141, $9.99)

Eat Smart in Germany, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

Eat Smart in Germany, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure


by Mary Bergin

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES

Part of the award-winning Eat Smart series, this culinary travel guide is a succinct introduction to the food culture of Germany. Rather than focusing on specific restaurants and famous chefs, the overview tells travelers what the country serves best, leading the way to adventurous ordering. (GER395, $14.95)

Prost! The Story of German Beer

Prost! The Story of German Beer


by Horst D. Dornbusch

  • FOOD
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The Munich-based aficionado weaves history and culture with the marvels and mysteries of German beer in this brief, authoritative guide. (GER99, $14.95)

A Concise History of Germany

A Concise History of Germany


by Mary Fulbrook

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

This essential short history of Germany -- a whirlwind survey in less than 300 pages -- explores the relationships between social, political and cultural factors in this land located in the center of Europe. (GER13, $35.99)

Five Germanys I Have Known

Five Germanys I Have Known


by Fritz Stern

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 546 PAGES

Professor Stern brings his intellect, experience and insight to this tremendous book on 20th-century Germany and its multiple transformations. (GER173, $16.00)

Germany, At the Heart of Europe

Germany, At the Heart of Europe


by Kunth Verlag

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2017
  • HARD COVER
  • 376 PAGES

This coffee table book declares its love for the German countryside with superb photographs and insights on history and culture. The landscape-format photos show sides of Germany not often seen: sunny coasts, natural wonders, remote monasteries and more. (GER392, $39.95)

Germany, Memories of a Nation

Germany, Memories of a Nation


by Neil MacGregor

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 644 PAGES

MacGregor delves into Germany's unique and complex history with 30 important German objects, including the Gutenberg Bible, a Volkswagen Beetle, the astronomical clock at Strasbourg Cathedral, a chilling description from the gate at Buchenwald concentration camp and much more. (GER358, $40.00)

Hitler and the Holocaust

Hitler and the Holocaust


by Robert S. Wistrich

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 295 PAGES

A short history of the cultural and political circumstances surrounding the genocide of the Jews. Wistrich looks closely at anti-Semitism in Germany, Europe and abroad in an attempt to understand the evil unleashed during World War II. (EUR114, $17.00)

Nuremberg, Infamy on Trial

Nuremberg, Infamy on Trial


by Joseph E. Persico

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

A narrative history of the Nazi war crime trials in Nuremberg. Persico poignantly portrays the numerous characters and events surrounding the proceedings. Well-informed and engrossing. (GER106, $17.00)

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town


by Steven Ozment

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525. (GER25, $15.99)

The German Way

The German Way


by Hyde Flippo

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 138 PAGES

This clever A-to-Z guide to quirks, attitudes, behavior and customs is a terrific resource for travelers seeking insight into why the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do what they do. (GER12, $18.00)

The Germans

The Germans


by Gordon A. Craig

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 361 PAGES

A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language. (GER10, $18.00)

The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics

The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics


by Paula Sutter Fichtner

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities. (CEU51, $39.00)

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire


by Andrew Wheatcroft

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs. (AST11, $18.00)

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do


by Hyde Flippo

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A humorous and helpful guide to getting along in Germany, informing travelers on everything from proper restaurant etiquette to how to behave in social situations and how best to appear like a local. (GER149, $15.95)

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages


by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology. (MED07, $15.95)

Martin Luther

Martin Luther


by Martin Marty

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A professor of religion at the University of Chicago, Marty quotes liberally from Luther's work in this engrossing, spiritual overview. (GER147, $14.00)

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front


by Erich Maria Remarque

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 295 PAGES

Written by a soldier in the Kaiser's army, this novel has been hailed as the greatest novel of World War I, and was later made into a memorable film. (GER15, $16.00)

The Berlin Stories

The Berlin Stories


by Christopher Isherwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

"The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin" find Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schroeder and the doomed Landauers caught up in the nightlife, danger and mystique of 1931 Berlin. (GER19, $17.95)

The Blue Flower

The Blue Flower


by Penelope Fitzgerald

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s. (GER21, $14.95)

The Good German

The Good German


by Joseph Kanon

  • MYSTERY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 482 PAGES

Kanon's suspenseful tale of love, espionage and moral quandary captures the ruin and mystique of Berlin in the days after WWII. (GER198, $27.00)

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum


by Gunter Grass

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 582 PAGES

Probably the best German novel written since the end of World War II, this is the surreal story of a mute dwarf named Oskar who lives through Nazi Germany and finds himself in a mental institution. (GER33, $16.95)

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