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on 17 April 2014
I am currently an A2 History student studying for my Exams. I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that this book contains at least one severe factual inaccuracy.

On page 127 it states that "The USPD Disbanded and its members joined either the KPD or the SPD. SO, from that time there were two left-wing alternative parties but with fundamental differences." However, you will find that actually, the USPD continued until 1931, until it merged with the German Workers party: [...]

Wikipedia is, granted, not always the most reliable of sources, but this book in the chapter "Weimar's Political Crisis", makes it appear as if the USPD and the KPD are one and the same, as on page 136, the Book lists the USPD/KPD as achieving 20.0% of the popular vote in June 1920.

This may appear a small point, but this has caused me great angst during my revision, as it has now caused me to doubt some of the other information in this book - Particularly as the Edexcel question paper Series likes asking questions on Early Weimar, so in depth knowledge of this period is key.

Apart from this, it has been, so far, a very useful tool. Consequently, i am giving this book 3 stars.
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on 12 July 2011
I use this book as a History Tutor and cannot recommend it highly enough. The content is broken down into useful chapters that even on their own would provide a very good skeleton from which to learn and revise. The book also covers the period before 1900 which is key for understanding the module as a whole.

Throughout the book there are exam style questions for practice and also a few source based questions to help with the controversy. This book offers a lot more than the basic Edexcel textbook - don't use it solely and build on it with other sources but overall very good content and value for money.
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on 31 December 2012
This book is easy to read and covers the history of Germany from around 1850-1950 (a bit wider time period than the title indicates). It has definitions in the sidelines as it introduces new concepts and has excellent summaries. I would highly recommend this book to any student or person that is interested in knowing more about the history of Germany objectively.
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on 1 September 2015
A very good book, full of useful data that is otherwise difficult to find. Tends to rely on evidence rather than opinions, to its strength.
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on 3 November 2009
This book is brilliant and highly useful for A2 History. Very interesting and well written.
I received the product very promptly.
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on 2 March 2014
Using it for studies and have found it very useful. Has everything you need in one place and has a clear and easy to use lay out.
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on 28 February 2014
Enjoyable to read, really helps you understand the history of Germany. I would recommend it to anyone studying A-Level History.
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on 12 March 2014
boring hate history but this book gave really good descriptions, and pictures and all that extra stuff so ok overall
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on 12 October 2014
As described. As useful as what was expected and suited it's purpose.
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on 12 June 2015
Bought for my son for his history A level he did well
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