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Through vivid portraits spanning five centuries, Rory MacLean reveals the varied and rich history of Berlin, from its brightest to its darkest moments. We encounter an ambitious prostitute refashioning herself as a princess, a Scottish mercenary fighting for the Prussian Army, Marlene Dietrich flaunting her sexuality and Hitler fantasising about the mega-city Germania. The result is a uniquely imaginative biography of one of the world’s most volatile yet creative cities.
Rory MacLean (* 5. November 1954 in Vancouver, Kanada) ist ein kanadischer Schriftsteller, der in England und Berlin lebt. “What makes MacLean’s history of Berlin stand out is that this is an intensely human document, a rich tapestry spanning five centuries and woven together through intimate portraits of 21 if its former inhabitants which collectively reveal the narrative of the city….This is how I love history to be told, through the people who live it…a fascinating book.” (THE OBSERVER) (33 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 432 Seiten noch günstig?