Kaiser Wilhem II: Germany's Last Emperor

Kaiser Wilhem II Germany s Last Emperor Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources this biography examines the complex personality of Germany s last emperor Born in the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria Prince Wilhelm was tor

  • Title: Kaiser Wilhem II: Germany's Last Emperor
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: 9780750919418
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany s last emperor Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between two cultures that of the Prussian Junker and that of the English liberal gentleman.

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    1. John Van der Kiste's book is scholarly. He backs up everything he says with references, usually several of them, and tries to keep opinion to a minimum. This makes the book rather dry, but I would not say it was badly written. If you want a factual biography, it is the better of the two I read.

    2. I read this and it shed so much new light on the lead up to the first world ward the second world war that was an extension of that unfinished business. Gave me a completely new perspecitve!

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