History 40 Hannah’s Dress Berlin 1904–2014 Pascale Hugues Hannah’s Dress tells the dizzying story of modern Berlin through the occupants of one street. It covers a tumultuous century: from hyperinflation in the 1920s and the rise of the Nazis, to the Berlin Wall, and the arrival of David Bowie. This engrossing account sheds new light on the history not only of Berlin but an entire continent. • Hannah’s Dress is an engrossing book that uses the story of one ordinary West Berlin street as a prism to recount the history of Berlin, Germany and Europe through the 20th century • Using personal testimony of those who lived and worked on the e street, Pascale Hugues tells the story of a tumultuous century for Berlin and Germany, from defeat in WWI, hyperinflation, and the rise of the Nazi party to the construction of the Berlin Wall and the arrival of the street’s most famous resident, David Bowie • There is a particular focus on the Holocaust in the book, with powerful stories from deported Jews who had lived on this street, alongside portrayals of Nazi characters • Hannah’s Dress was awarded the prestigious 2014 European Book Prize and will appeal to a broad audience interested in European and 20th century history Print ISBN: 978-1-5095-0981-2 | CL | €26.90 | FEB 2017 | 250PP About the Author Pascale Hugues is a French writer and journalist who has reported for current affairs magazine Le Point from Berlin for over 20 years. She also writes regularly for the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel and Der Spiegel.
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