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The Resource The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century, Peter Watson

The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century, Peter Watson

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The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century
Title
The German genius
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Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century
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Peter Watson
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Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century
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eng
Summary
"From the end of the Baroque era and the death of Bach to the rise of Hitler, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among Western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force. By 1933, Germans had won more Nobel Prizes than the British and Americans combined. Yet this remarkable genius was cut down in its prime by Adolf Hitler and his disastrous Third Reich--a brutal legacy that has overshadowed the nation's achievements ever since. In this absorbing cultural and intellectual history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, explaining how, and why it flourished, how it shaped our lives, and, most important, how it continues to influence our world. Watson's virtuoso sweep through modern German thought and culture will challenge and confound both the stereotypes the world has of Germany and those that Germany has of itself"--
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Germany
  • Germany
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The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century, Peter Watson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 857-926) and index
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Contents
The great turn in German life -- A third renaissance, between doubt and Darwin -- The rise of the educated middle class : the engines and engineers of modern prosperity -- The miseries and miracles of modernity -- Songs of the Reich : Hitler and the "spiritualization of the struggle" -- Beyond Hitler : continuity of the German tradition under adverse conditions
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ocn670476353
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23 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xix, 964 pages
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9780060760236
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)670476353
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The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century, Peter Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 857-926) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great turn in German life -- A third renaissance, between doubt and Darwin -- The rise of the educated middle class : the engines and engineers of modern prosperity -- The miseries and miracles of modernity -- Songs of the Reich : Hitler and the "spiritualization of the struggle" -- Beyond Hitler : continuity of the German tradition under adverse conditions
Control code
ocn670476353
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xix, 964 pages
Isbn
9780060760236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)670476353

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