The Kaiser Vs Bismarck

Author: Bernard Miall
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1010207105
Release Date: 2019-03-15
Genre: History

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KAISER VS BISMARCK

Author: Otto Furst Von Bismarck, 1815-1898
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1371807337
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre: History

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King Kaiser Tsar

Author: Catrine Clay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473612518
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: History

During the last days of July 1914 telegrams flew between the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar. George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II, known in the family as Georgie, Willy and Nicky, were cousins. Between them they ruled over half the world. They had been friends since childhood. But by July 1914 the Trade Union of Kings was falling apart. Each was blaming the other for the impending disaster of the First World War. 'Have I gone mad ' Nicky asked his wife Alix in St Petersburg, showing her another telegram from Willy. 'What on earth does William mean pretending that it still depends on me whether war is averted or not!' Behind the friendliness of family gatherings lurked family quarrels, which were often played out in public. Drawing widely on previously unpublished documents, this is the extraordinary story of their overlapping lives, conducted in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. And through it runs the question: to what extent were the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar responsible for the outbreak of the war, and, as it turned out, for the end of autocratic monarchy

Bismarck

Author: Katharine Lerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317900627
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: History

How did Bismarck, Germany’s greatest nineteenth century leader, extend and maintain his power? This new Profile examines his strengths as statesman and all the facets of his political career. His many direct achievements included the unification of Germany and the expansion of Prussia. In short, he was the architect of Germany’s change from cultural region to political nation. In the end he combined egotism and brilliance exceptionally, yet it was still not enough to save him from dismissal by William II.

Bismarck and the Development of Germany

Author: Otto Pflanze
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691007659
Release Date: 1971
Genre: History

This political history of Germany assesses Bismarck's role in the events which paved the way for the catastrophes of the twentieth century, showing how Bismarck first established the association between German nationalism, Prussian militarism, and Hohenzollern authoritarianism. The author is completing a second volume, "The Period of Consolidation, 1871-1890." Volume I has been awarded the McKnight Foundation Humanities Award.

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Author: Christopher Clark
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141929965
Release Date: 2009-06-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

King of Prussia, German Emperor, war leader and defeated exile, Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most important - and most controversial - figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe. But how much power did he really have? The acclaimed historian Christopher Clark follows Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern court through the turbulent decades of the Wilhelmine era into global war and the collapse of Germany in 1918, to his last days. He asks: what was his true role in the events that led to the outbreak of the First World War? What was the nature and extent of his control? What were his political goals and his success in achieving them? How did he project authority and exercise influence? How did the people view him? Through original research, Clark presents a fresh new interpretation of this contentious figure, focusing on how his forty-year reign from 1888 to 1918 affected Germany, and the rest of Europe, for years to come.

Wilhelm II

Author: John C. G. Röhl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521819202
Release Date: 2004-08-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941) ruled Imperial Germany from his accession in 1888 to his enforced abdication in 1918 at the end of the First World War. This book, based on a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, provides the most detailed account ever written of the first half of his reign. Following on from John Röhl's definitive and highly acclaimed Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859–1888 (1998), the volume demonstrates the monarch's dynastic arrogance and the wounding abuse he showered on his own people as, step by step, he built up his personal power. His thirst for glory, his overweening nationalism and militarism and his passion for the navy provided the impetus for a breathtaking long-term goal: the transformation of the German Reich into the foremost power in the world. Urgent warnings from all sides, both against the revival of a semi-absolute Personal Monarchy on the threshold to the twentieth century and against the challenge his goal of 'world power' implied for the existing World Powers Great Britain, France and Russia were brushed aside by the impetuous young ruler with his faithful military retinue and blindly devoted court favourites. Soon the predicted consequences - constitutional crisis at home and diplomatic isolation abroad - began to make their alarming appearance.

The Shaping of Western Civilization

Author: Michael Burger
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442694095
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: History

Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.

Ferruccio Busoni

Author: Della Couling
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810851423
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Ferruccio Busoni: "A Musical Ishmael" is the first full-length biography of Busoni since Edward Dent's in 1933. It contains a significant amount of material unavailable to Dent and is not written under the restrictions imposed by Busoni's widow and the demands of others at the time. Drawing largely on Busoni's own letters to his parents, wife and many friends, as well as other material now available in manuscript or published form, Couling offers a picture of this complex genius, a Faustian figure torn between his allegiances to Germany and Italy and the pressure (and attractions) of life as a celebrity virtuoso pianist, composer, family man, and restless seeker after solitude and contemplation." "Busoni's radical ideas about music was, is, and could be drew fire from his more conservative contemporaries. His thoughts on musical notation, opera, and the division of the scale were well ahead of his time, but, in many cases, are common currency today. Busoni went into voluntary exile in Switzerland during World War I, unwilling to take sides, and only recently has the veil been gradually lifted from his work and theories. Ferruccio Busoni: "A Musical Ishmael" shines a revealing light on Busoni's life, concepts, and profound influence on contemporary musical aesthetics and practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved