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In his acclaimed bestseller, James Hawes tells the story of Europe’s most admired and feared country, from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel. With more than 100 maps and images, it is a fresh, concise and entertaining attempt to answer the question: are the Germans really us, or them?
The Shortest History of Germany was the bestselling history book of 2018.
James Hawes studied German at Hertford College, Oxford and University College, London, then held lectureships in German at the universities of Maynooth, Sheffield and Swansea. He is also the author of The Shortest History of England and Brilliant Isles: Our Untold History Revealed through Art. He has published six novels with Jonathan Cape, including Speak for England (2005), which predicted Brexit. His book Englanders and Huns was shortlisted for the Political Books of the Year Awards in 2015. He leads the MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.