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... From a political point of view it does the job admirably, with detailed chapters on on home and foreign policy in Germany during the Kaiser's reign, and the build-up to the war. There is also one on 'Power and publicity', which refers to him as a 'media monarch' and suggests that, like many ... Read review
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Kaiser Wilhelm II (Profiles In Power) - Christopher (St Catherine'S College  University Of Cambridge) Clark

Kaiser Wilhelm II (Profiles In Power) - Christopher (St Catherine'S College University Of Cambridge) Clark

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Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power - Christopher Clark

Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power - Christopher Clark

Kaiser Wilhelm II King of Prussia, German Emperor, war leader and defeated exile, Kaiser ... more

Wilhelm II was one of the most important figures
in the history of twentieth-century Europe. This
book presents a fresh interpretation of this
contentious figure, focusing on how his
thirty-year reign from 1888 to 1918 affected
Germany, and the rest of Europe. Full description

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The media monarch who was a prisoner of his generals Review with images

AdvantagesGood detailed analysis of the political background to his reign

DisadvantagesVery little about his personal and family life

"...the carriage procession of the Kaiser at his daughter's wedding in 1913, which the caption misinforms us was on 21 March. It was actually 24 May (a significant family date, as it would have been Queen Victoria's birthday). This is the kind of slip which suggests that the author is historian first and biographer only second. I might also add that the pictures are rather poor quality, and it might have been better to omit them altogether. ..." Read review
19.06.2010

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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.

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Biography
Title Kaiser Wilhelm II
Author Christopher Clark
All Authors Christopher Clark
EAN 9780141039930
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 141039930

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