More than most modern cities, Berlin has had to reinvent itself, drastically and with startling frequency. It has changed from the cold, harsh capital of Prussia to the arrogant "world city" of the German Empire; from the depraved Babylon of the Weimar Republic to the last bastion of Nazism; from the "Siamese city" of the Cold War to the new high-tech capital of a united Germany. David Clay Large's "Berlin" seeks to recreate this extraordinary diversity and vigour - both the built fabric (its buildings, districts, monuments and streets) and the wealth of astonishing personalities who have loved or hated, created or destroyed this terrifying, exhilarating metropolis.
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' . . the book itself, every page of which I read with shamefaced enjoyment.' -- Jan Morris, New Statesman, 2 April 2001
'Clay Large has a certain flair for pinpointing parallels between 1871 and 1990' -- Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, 17/18 March 2001
'Large amply chronicles all of this, covering politics, economics, technology, the arts, cabaret, not forgetting scandals...' -- Peter Vansittart, The Oldie, May 2001
'This enthralling story is very well told by Large. His account reads like a pacily novelised version of Greek tragedy . . .' -- AC Grayling, The Independent on Sunday, 11 March 2001
'magnificent history' -- Iain Bamforth, Scotland on Sunday, 11 March 2001
David Clay Large is Professor of History at Montana State University. He is one of the world's leading experts on 20th century Germany. Among his books are Between Two Fires: Europe's Path in the 1930s and the acclaimed Where Ghosts Walked: Munich's Road to the Third Reich.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140287981