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by Max Egremont


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Forgotten Land a work of consummate artistry. Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied modern history at Oxford University.

Forgotten Land a work of consummate artistry. Max Egremont dovetails the stories of individual East Prussians with the wider narrative's tangled skein. a deftly controlling intelligence which draws the reader in before resuming the main thread. The result is continuously satisfying both as a work of art and as a professional work of history. Hywell Williams, The Spectator. He is the author of four novels and four biographies, most recently Siegfried Sassoon: A Life (FSG, 2005). Egremont is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Masuren - Land ohne Eile In the North of Poland, former East Prussia - Продолжительность: 28:41 Eisenbahn-Romantik Recommended for yo.

Masuren - Land ohne Eile In the North of Poland, former East Prussia - Продолжительность: 28:41 Eisenbahn-Romantik Recommended for you. 28:41.

Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's. Egremont has written an in depth history of East Prussia, focusing mainly on WWI and II. He relates this history through the lives of various people who lived through these times, many of whom will be famous in their homelands of Russia, Germany, Poland or Lithuania but who were unknown to me and mainly, if I'm frankly honest, of little interest.

East Prussia is no longer on any map, though it was once a thriving land, famously military, deeply forested .

East Prussia is no longer on any map, though it was once a thriving land, famously military, deeply forested, artistically fertile, and the birthplace of Immanuel Kant. As the scene of Stalin’s ‘terrible revenge’ it came to embody the turbulence of the twentieth century, was carved up between Poland and the USSR after World War II – and passed abruptly into history.

Forgotten Land - Max Egremont. East Prussia was on the edge. Perhaps this historic pressure on its people – their anxiety and sense of threat, how they faced these – was partly what drew me there from Britain’s island safety. East Prussians used to talk of going into the Reich, particularly during its last years, as if travelling to the mother country from a distant outpost. Out from Königsberg are the country districts; most of East Prussia was rural, sending corn and horses and timber to the rest of the Reich from drained and difficult eastern lands.

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Forgotten Land is a story of historical identity and character, told through intimate portraits of people and places.

It is a unique examination of the layers of history, of the changing perceptions and myths of homeland, of virtue and of wickedness, and of how a place can still overwhelm those who left it years before

In Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia, Max Egremont tries to peel back the layers .

In Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia, Max Egremont tries to peel back the layers of history in a land whose fate was in its geography. The overwhelming German majority is gone, from great land-owning Junkers (the term, Mr. Egremont tells us, comes from jung Herr or young lord) to artisans who had made of East Prussia a kind of tidy uber-Germany. Half a million were killed in the battles and raids of World War II; the rest, some 2 million, fled west or were driven out by the Soviet occupiers and replaced by Russians and a huge expansion of the previous Polish minority.

Egremont has written a book that tries to make sense of this history - not as a single, chronological narrative, but as a sequence of short.

Egremont is moved by the experiences of non-aristocratic Germans, too, but is careful not to overplay their suffering. Egremont has written a book that tries to make sense of this history - not as a single, chronological narrative, but as a sequence of short, interconnected essays in which measured reflections, portraits of the leading political and cultural figures, and conversations with exiles from this "forgotten land" are interwoven.


Comments: (7)

Alsantrius
For history buffs who know next to nothing about East Prussia this is one of the best and most comprehensive studies available in recent years. Very well written and sourced I finally began to get a complete picture of what life was really like in this region. The author who is not really a historian elaborated in detail of what this forgotten part of German was like prior to being annexed by the Soviet Union after the war. This book is also available on Kindle and well worth the read For those particularly interested in Konigsberg this book is a primer on the city and a good starting point for any student.
Phobism
This was an interesting read before bedtime each night. Most of the stories related were excellent, but I soon tired of Agnes Miegel and her depressing life. The author apparently is enamored of the lady. I have never heard of her before reading this book, and do not care to hear anymore of her.
The descriptions of the locales are excellent and the author paints a good 'word picture'.
The maps and photos are good as is the index.
I recommend the book to anyone interested in Eastern Europe.
Olelifan
This s a truly amazing book and will be fascinating to anyone interested in GermN and Eurooean 20th century history, , communist Easter Europe , the Soviet Union and now Russian relations. It is poetic, evocative, and insightful. East Prissia is indeed an forgotten and lost land and thus brings it and its people back to life. A great read and invaluable book.
Cozius
A magnificent history of a part of Europe rarely discussed today. Thank goodness the author started his research in the early 1990's when at least the grandchildren of the great East Prussian estate families were alive. Though my wife and I have driven across Europe from Trondheim to Gibraltar, never did we think of East Prussia, so I was very glad to "see" it through this book.
GAMER
Excellently woven historical account of (mostly) the upper class and culture of East Prussia. Then chronicles the destruction of this land and its peoples as a result of World War II. Also gives hope for a future for this region.

Some sentence structure was difficult to read and had to be read twice to be understood.
Gabar
Detailed inside account of the fall of Prussia at the end of WW2 and the migration/escape of hundreds of thousands of Germans fleeing the Red Army by train,ship, and cart. For specialists a trove of details and names; for laymen a bit tedious but compelling in its documentation of loss and ruin among Prussians in what would soon become Poland - and the Soviet Union.
Joony
Author provides a lot of valuable and unbiased insights into East Prussia's history. Great research effort! I'm now looking to find a simialr book that covers the rest of the former Prussia Provinces to include West Prussia. This book really held my attention and it was well written. 5 stars.
interesting read about a part of the world that we don't know much about in the US
Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia download epub
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Author: Max Egremont
ISBN: 0330456601
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Picador USA (April 1, 2012)