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Germany: World War Two

In a sense one can argue that once Hitler took power in 1933 the Second World War was all but inevitable. It is true that few saw that...

THURN & TAXIS

Once a name honoured throughout The Holy Roman, and later Austrian, Empire that no explanation would have been necessary. Today probably...

Latest German History Short Booklist

[For earlier periods of German History see numerous blogs below] Killing Hitler Roger Moorhouse Opposing Hitler (Biography of...

Booklist for German History 1930s

As usual this is a short booklist. All the books below carry bibliographies to take you further. The Third Reich Michael Burleigh...

The Rise of Nazism

How, and why, did Democracy fail in Germany after World War One? And, how did the Nazi Party emerge victorious in 1933? These are the...

The Weimar Republic 1919-1933

Democracy finally arrived in Germany in the wake of a Civil War that immediately followed the breakdown after World War One. It arrived...

WILHELMINE GERMANY 1890-1918

Once Bismarck had been dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1890, Germany's Foreign Policy took a distinct turn to what, in the end, became...

A Lifetime of Books

As a small child, in the early 1950s, I had a tall bookcase in my bedroom. Initially filled with Enid Blyton's Noddy series, then...

Bismarck and German Unification (1871)

Bismarck is the outstanding Prussian/German of the mid 19th century. It was Bismarck who saw through German Unification in 1871. He...

Further German History Booklist

Napoleon The Great Andrew Roberts Napoleon The Man Behind the Myth Adam Zamoyski Jena 1806 Osprey Series David Chandler Leipzig...

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