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Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2006

    Decent overview

    For one volume this is a decent overview of German History from the time of Arminius to around 2003 or so. The last chapter is weak, and the author's predictions are a bit Utopian and filled with absurd nominalizations. It also would have been helpful for the author to be less lazy and have a decent bibliography, rather than the notes section at the end. Knowing many Germans, some of the pretentious paragraphs were good for a few laughs when I read some of them to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2004

    A valuable summary of German History

    I am neither a German scholar nor do I speak the language. I have been to Germany numerous times on business and appreciate the 'new' Germany and agree with Ozmen about Germany avoiding the independent type individual, I also found his description of the various boundary formations of the German states and the history of the Holy Romany Empire to be enlightening and appreciated that the complete history is in one book. But I was dismally displeased and disturbed with his almost nonchalent treatment of the Jews during the Nazi period. He gave Hitler a historical, rational reason for Hitler's hatred of the Jews¿which is at variance with the same Hitler that Ozment, himself, describes in his brief bio of Hitler¿a man of the street, a hawker who knew how to inspire/incite a crowd. Not a thinker, but an unhappy, driven street pol. I also regret that he did not discuss in any detail the poor, conservative-based economic policies of Von Hindenburg, which probably helped set the stage for Hitler. Aside from that, while reading the part about Niezsche, I felt I was reading the inspirational source for the neocons around Bush.

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