Iron Kingdom : The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
by Christopher Clark
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, Christopher Clark of Iron Kingdom: The Ascension and Fall of Prussia 1600-1947 is a fascinating account of a country that played an essential role in the Europe of fortunes and fundamentally shaped our world.Prussia began as a medieval eddy, but turned into a great European power and strength behind the creation of the German empire, until it was abolished by the Allies after World War II.With great talent and authority, Christopher Clark describes Prussia’s great battles, dynastic marriages and astonishing turnarounds of fortune, his brilliant and charismatic leadership of the House of Hohenzollern Brandenburg in Bismarck, and Frederick the Great, the military and progressive apparatus, enlightened values on which it was built.Fascinatingmasterfulintriguing and ironic detail-lot of intriguing detail and observation Richard Overy, Daily Telegraph” A Wonderful Bookthe definitive history of this so decried state so much “Daily Telegraph Books of the Year” You can’t have the triumph and tragedy of Prussia better said “Observer” A masterful history of Europe’s disappeared power “Financial Times” Copy copyThe New York Times Christopher Clark, is a lecturer in Modern European History at St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge.He is also the author of Kaiser Wilhelm II: UNE Life in Power.
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