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Author Steinberg, Jonathan.

Title Bismarck : a life / Jonathan Steinberg.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Bismarck,O STE    Available
Description x, 577 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-537) and index.
Contents Bismarck's "sovereign self" -- Bismarck : born Prussian and what that meant -- Bismarck : the "Mad Junker" -- Bismarck represents himself, 1847-1851 -- Bismarck as diplomat, 1851-1862 -- Power -- "I have beaten them all! All!" -- The unification of Germany, 1866-1870 -- The decline begins : liberals and Catholics -- "The guest house of the dead Jew" -- Three Kaisers and Bismarck's fall from power -- Conclusion : Bismarck's legacy : blood and irony.
Summary Otto von Bismarck transformed Europe more completely than anybody in the 19thcentury--except for Napoleon. This riveting biography illuminates the life of the statesman who unified Germany but who also embodied everything brutal and ruthless about Prussian culture.
Subject Bismarck, Otto, F├╝rst von, 1815-1898.
Statesmen -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1871-1888.
ISBN 0199599017 (hbk.)
9780199782529 (alk. paper) : $34.95
9780199599011 (hbk.)
0199782520 (alk. paper)

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