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Keeping Up With the Germans By Philip Oltermann

Keeping Up With the Germans
by Philip Oltermann

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In 1996, in the middle of watching an ill-tempered football match between England and Germany, Philip Oltermann's parents tell him that they are going to leave their home city Hamburg behind and move to London. Inspired by his own experience of both countries, Philip Oltermann looks at eight historical encounters between English and German people.
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Keeping Up With the Germans: A History of Anglo-German Encounters by Philip Oltermann

In 1996, in the middle of watching an ill-tempered football match between England and Germany, Philip Oltermann's parents tell him that they are going to leave their home city Hamburg behind and move to London. Inspired by his own experience of both countries, Philip Oltermann looks at eight historical encounters between English and German people from the last two hundred years: Helmut Kohl tries to explain German cuisine to the Iron Lady, the Mini plays catch-up with the Volkswagen Beetle, and Joe Strummer has an unlikely brush with the Baader-Meinhof gang. Keeping Up with the Germans is a witty look at the lighter-side of Anglo-German relations over the last 100 years.

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About Philip Oltermann


Philip Oltermann was born in Schleswig-Holstein but moved to England when he was 16. He has written for several English and German newspapers and magazines, including Suddeutsche Zeitung, Granta and the Guardian, where he now works as an editor.

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GOR004755883
Keeping Up With the Germans: A History of Anglo-German Encounters by Philip Oltermann
Philip Oltermann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2013-01-29
304
0571240194
9780571240197
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