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Reevaluating the Germans
on 20 November 2010
This book exceeded my expectations, despite already knowing quite a bit about Germany and the Germans, having studied the language at school and university, and travelled to or through the country regularly for the past 50 years, and even having a German grandmother.
It is not a book to 'read', but neither is it exactly a reference book, although it can be used as such. Rather, it's a book to dip into, to browse, and to come back to again and again.
The author, Peter Watson, was a distinguished foreign correspondent and editor, not professions usually known for high scholarship, so this must be an exception that proves the rule.
I shall treasure this book for many years to come, or at least as long as I live!
Highly recommended to students and scholars in many different fields, from history and literature to science and politics; it is incredibly well referenced, so leads naturally to further reading and research. Its amazon price also makes it surprisingly affordable.