LEAMAN, J., 2010. The making of the German post-war economy : political communication and public reception of the social market economy after World War Two, Christian L. Glossner [review]. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 18 (2), pp. 279-281.
Some publishers of academic books have a lot to answer for. This book by Christian
Glossner is a case in point. The first and simple reason for saying this is that the quality of
the written English is so deficient that one can only conclude that no-one at I. B. Tauris
actually read the manuscript and that the copy-editing was virtually non-existent. External
examiners of doctoral theses by non-native writers of English might turn a generous blind
eye to stylistic stodginess, grammatical and syntactical glitches and even the odd mistake
in translations from German, but this volume is being marketed at £59.50 and, for this, the
reader deserves better.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Contemporary European Studies on 17-06-2010, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14782804.2010.486989.