Updated February 23, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

The 10 Best German History Books

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A History of Modern Germany
Memories of a Nation
Evening In The Palace Of Reason

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2018. From the fall of the Holy Roman Empire and creation of the Merovingian dynasty to the Reformation and epic conflicts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the character of modern Germany is defined as much by its history prior to Kaiser Wilhelm I's reign as it is by the defining events of its existence as a nation today: WWI, the Third Reich, the Cold War Era and Reunification. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best german history book on Amazon.

10. The Year That Changed the World

9. Iron Kingdom

8. The German Genius

7. The House by the Lake

6. Evening In The Palace Of Reason

5. Before France And Germany

4. The Continuities of Nation, Religion and Race

3. The Third Reich

2. A History of Modern Germany

1. Memories of a Nation

Lydia Chipman
Last updated on February 23, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

An itinerant wordsmith with a broad constellation of interests, Lydia Chipman has turned iconoclasm into a livelihood of sorts. Bearing the scars and stripes of an uncommon diversity of experience -- with the notable exceptions of joining a religious order or becoming an artist -- she still can’t resist the temptation to learn something new. Lydia holds a master of arts in English from Georgia Southern University, and a bachelor of arts cum laude in integrative studies from Clayton College. Her expertise is in the areas of robotics, electronics, toys, and outdoors and computer equipment.

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