Giles MacDonogh

Many histories of wine are written in a lyrical style, but Rod Phillips’ new book is not one of them. For Phillips, two and a half millennia of...

The concentration camp was an enduring and defining feature of the Third Reich. Internment camps have existed before and since, but only in Nazi...

In May 1991, just a few months after German reunification, I took a train from Berlin to Magdeburg in the heart of the old GDR or East Germany. I...

Good Germans should like Churchill, because the British prime minister was the most dogged...

It is a brave writer who attempts the history of our civilisation in 253 pages and a rare writer who brings it off. Paul Kindstedt is not first...

Before 1914 there were many Borussophiles and after 1945 there were even more Borussophobes – people who loathed Prussia and thought all Europe’s...

Giles MacDonogh visits the History Today archive to examine Nancy Mitford’s 1968 article on one of the ‘oddest’ biographies ever written, Thomas Carlyle’s massive study of Frederick the Great.