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The Rise And Fall Of Prussia

The Rise And Fall Of Prussia

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Prussia is best remembered for its military prowess, but Sebastian Haffner brilliantly argues that what made it a sinister and sometimes dangerous state for its neighbours was in fact the quality of its corporate identity: its incorruptible administration and independent legal system, its religious ...more

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Sebastian Haffner (the pseudonym for Raimund Pretzel) was a German journalist and author whose focus was the history of the German Reich (1871-1945). His books dealt with the origins and course of the First World War, the failure of the Weimar Republic and the subsequent rise and fall of Nazi Germany under Hitler.

In 1938 he emigrated from Nazi Germany with his Jewish fiancée to London, hardly able to speak English but becoming rapidly proficient in the language. He adopted the pseud