The Turbulent World of Franz Göll by Peter Fritzsche
An Ordinary Berliner Writes the Twentieth Century

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Fritzsche traces twentieth-century history through the remarkable diaries of an ordinary Berliner. Franz Göll wrote of hungry winters during WWI, the Berlin bombing, rapes by Russian soldiers, shockwaves cast by Darwin, Freud, and Einstein, the flexing of U.S. superpower, and the strange lifestyles that marked Germany's transition to modernity.

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Published July 14, 2011 by Harvard University Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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An ordinary German—and compulsive diarist—lives through Weimar, the Nazi era and the Cold War.

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