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Berlin: The Story Of A City

Author: Barney White-Spunner.

Berlin: The Story Of A City

Author: Barney White-Spunner.

$34.95 $9.98
Item #: D23237
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643137223
Throughout its history, Berlin has been a city of tensions: geographical, political, religious, and artistic. A multicultural artistic mecca, Berlin was slow to embrace Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler, yet the city suffered disproportionately in the wars that they initiated. Taking a close look at the many dualities of Berlin, Barney White-Spunner also profiles such figures as Frederick the ... More
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Throughout its history, Berlin has been a city of tensions: geographical, political, religious, and artistic. A multicultural artistic mecca, Berlin was slow to embrace Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler, yet the city suffered disproportionately in the wars that they initiated. Taking a close look at the many dualities of Berlin, Barney White-Spunner also profiles such figures as Frederick the Great, Karl Marx, Gustav Mahler, Thomas Mann, Marlene Dietrich, and Bertold Brecht.

"White-Spunner unfolds a municipal history that illuminates the full complexity of this metropolis' thousand-year evolution. Thoroughly engrossing!"—Booklist (starred review)

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