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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    The German Genius
    Subtitle
    Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 964
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 1,039 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060760236
    ISBN 10: 0060760230
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: ENGM2000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Libri: DEUT2406
    DC22: 943
    BISAC V2.8: SOC007000
    DC21: 943
    Abridged Dewey: 943
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A15203030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, HIS039000
    LC classification: DD61 .W39 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, PDX, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DFG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    26 July 2011
    Review quote
    "Watson tells how the Nazis' first artistic blacklist appeared just six weeks after Hitler assumed power in 1933 - and how his catastrophic handling of his intellectual inheritance has unfairly overshadowed the country ever since. This exhaustive and virtuoso sweep through history goes some way to restoring the balance."--Press Association