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Turbulent World of Franz G�ll An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0674055314

ISBN-13: 9780674055315

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter Fritzsche

List price: $26.95
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Franz Gouml;ll was a thoroughly typical Berliner. He worked as a clerk, sometimes as a postal employee, night watchman, or publisher's assistant. He enjoyed the movies, ate spice cake, wore a fedora, tamed sparrows, and drank beer or schnapps. He lived his entire life in a two-room apartment in Rote Insel, Berlin's famous working-class district. What makes Franz Gouml;ll different is that he left behind one of the most comprehensive diaries available from the maelstrom of twentieth-century German life. Deftly weaving in Gouml;llrs"s voice from his diary entries, Fritzsche narrates the quest of an ordinary citizen to make sense of a violent and bewildering century.Fritzsche paints a deeply…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Peter Fritzsche is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..