Refreshing and readable
Scary . . . Jones's book asks where we are today - at the end of the troubles, or at the beginning?
Fascinating . . . shows powerfully that there was nothing inevitable about the survival of Germany's young democracy in that year - nor about its death a decade later. A timely reminder
Gripping . . . Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, Mark Jones's story of a democracy under terrible pressure is a warning for our times
A crisp and methodical chronicle of the year Germany went wrong . . . Jones traces the eruption in a deftly detailed and convincing narrative . . . His vivid history of Germany in 1923 is a timely alert to the dangers of repetition
A hundred years on, the profound crisis of 1923 seems uncomfortably similar to the challenges experienced by many democracies today: the rise of political extremism, runaway inflation, and resistance to foreign occupation are back in the news today, but they are certainly not new. Jones's meticulously researched and splendidly written book brings this dark but forgotten year back to life
Meticulously researched and elegantly written, 1923 explains how Germany stood on the brink of chaos in that crisis year and then stepped back. Highly recommended
Deftly written and lucid . . . a masterful interpretation of a fateful year