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The history of Germany,
This review is from: A History of Germany 1815-1990: 10 (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Paperback)
This is the most comprehensive single volume study available. The longstanding classic, it provides a whirlwind tour of 175 years of German history.
That said, it is very hard work and there are more 'exciting' studies available. If you have access to other books, or know at least some of the subject covered, this book is great as a reference and complement. If you are completely new to German history over this period (especially the early parts) then be prepared to have to look up many of the references Carr makes.
This book covers the advent of Restoration Europe after the downfall of Napoleon, through the unification of Germany, to its troubled 20th century history. First published in 1969, it has been repeatledly updated by the author, and remains the standard text.