“An important book on post-war German history which stresses, from a British perspective, the obligation towards Europe that a reunified Germany expresses.” ―Helmut Kohl
“Glees' new study validates the description of the Federal Republic as a "chancellor democracy". With thought and clarity, Glees describes how the nation's chancellors have shaped Germany's political course. From Adenauer's reinvention of postwar Germany, to Brandt's Ostpolitik, to Kohl's orchestration of German union, this study tracks the major political developments of the Federal Republic. For both students and instructors, this book provides a valuable introduction to the Federal Republic's history, and a provocative assessment of the political challenges now facing the nation.” ―Professor Russell J. Dalton, University of California, Irvine.
“... a reliable and readable account of all the major developments, [it] raises serious questions about the future role of Germany in Europe and should soon become established on reading lists.” ―Professor Gordon Smith, The London School of Economics
“Students will understand and enjoy Reinventing Germany for its emphasis on leading personaltities. Instructors, meanwhile, can be confident that it is a sensible, well-written introduction to the politics of the Bonn republic.” ―H-German List
“This book is an admirable conspectus of German history...a work that is not only scholarly but vigorously written...compelling reading. ...I cannot recommend this book too highly, for both reading and reference, to all who have an interest in German affairs. And to all who do not want the errors of the past to be repeated.” ―British German Review
“(An) interesting and stimulating book.” ―German Historical Institute London Bulletin
“Highly provocative in style and contentions, this is a stimulating book, recommended reading fro anybody with an interest in Germany or Europe.” ―Political Studies
About the Author
Anthony Glees is a Director of European Studies, at Brunel University and a Reader in the Department of Government, at Brunel University.