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Germany 1866-1945
Germany 1866-1945
By Gordon A. Craig
Oxford University Press, 1978, 825 pp.

A massive work, tracing the history of Bismarck's Germany from its founding to its dissolution, by one of this country's foremost experts on German history. Craig writes in the traditional vein, stressing the impact of personalities on events, the possibilities of choice, the existence of turning points; but he does not neglect the underlying social or economic forces, and he is as much at home with culture and society as with politics and diplomacy. The book is well informed, highly readable, consistently interesting-a major contribution.