This is Emil Ludwig s 1941 book, The Germans: Double History of A Nation . A history of the German people rather than of Germany itself, this fascinating volume offers a unique insight into the spirit and personality of the Germans, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in European history. Contents include: The Dreams of World Domination, from Charlemange to Gutenberg (800 1500), Struggle for the Creed, from Luther to Kepler (1500 1650), Schism of State and Spirit, from the Great Elector to Goethe (1650 1800), World-Citizens and Nationalists, from Beethoven to Bismarck, etc. Emil Ludwig (1881 1948) was a German writer famous for his biographies of great historical figures. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."