About this book
A witty look at the lighter side of Anglo-German relations over the last 100 years. Oltermann, a German, moved to England at the age of 16, and here he interweaves memoir and history. He takes 10 key Anglo-German encounters from the last 200 years as his starting point. These include a meeting between Joe Strummer and the Baader Meinhof gang, Helmut Kohl explaining the virtues of German cuisine to Margaret Thatcher and Theodor Adorno and A.J. Ayer clashing over jazz.
Presents ten key Anglo-German encounters from the last 200 years: an encounter between Joe Strummer and the Baader Meinhof gang, Helmut Kohl trying to explain the virtues of German cuisine to a sceptical Margaret Thatcher and philosophers Theodor Adorno and A J Ayer clashing over jazz.
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