Introduces readers to a singular moment in German history in Weidermann’s breathless, exciting style
Brings together the stories of many well-known figures of the 20th century, including Thomas Mann and Rainer Maria Rilke
• “Vivid, full of sardonic humour, moral nuance and personal drama, this book takes the reader into the heart of the revolutionary crowd, and shows how exhilarating and terrifying it is to be there”—New Statesman
• “A superb account…a remarkable cast of characters…[Weidermann] brings to life long forgotten and seemingly insignificant and quirky episodes in history”—Guardian
• “An absolutely gripping tale…great pace, action and character…the characters are unforgettable”—The Times
• “Dramatic…a compact and colourful account, with the breathless pace of war reporting”—Spectator
• “A gripping account…Volker Weidermann’s blend of engrossing, urgent reportage and gentle, dissociative musing will be familiar to readers of his previous work, the bestselling Summer Before the Dark…deceptively extravagant and endlessly interesting book”—Financial Times
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