Books by Giles MacDonogh

TESTICLES by Blandie Vie
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"A delightful mix of good humor and scholarship."
French food writer Vie tenders a panoramic profile of the testicle as totem and tasty. Read full book review >
1938 by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A chilling examination of a critical year in European history."
A chronological account of the pivotal year in which Hitler's master plan of Lebensraum and Jewish extermination was set in motion. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Of interest to students of modern Europe, complementing W. G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction (2003) and other studies of history from the point of view of the vanquished."
Throughout time it has been the victor who has written history, but here historian MacDonogh (The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II, 2001, etc.) examines the darker side of the Allied occupation of defeated Germany. Read full book review >
THE LAST KAISER by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gripping narrative about a flawed, but ultimately pitiable, king."
A biography of Wilhelm II, who oversaw the collapse of the German empire. Read full book review >
FREDERICK THE GREAT by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2000

"A captivating, diverse study of an equally fascinating figure."
An ambitious portrait that concentrates on the enlightened monarch's intellectual (rather than military) achievements. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

Another addition to the recent spate of books on the new (old) German capital. Read full book review >
A GOOD GERMAN by Giles MacDonogh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"A fine biography and an evocative portrait of Trott's times. (Twenty-eight b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A close look into Hitler's Germany via the life of aristocratic anti-Nazi Adam von Trott zu Solz, by British historian MacDonogh. Read full book review >