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THE THREE EMPERORS

THREE COUSINS, THREE EMPIRES AND THE ROAD TO WORLD


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In the years before the First World War, the great European powers, Britain, Germany and Russia, were ruled by three cousins - George V, King-Emperor of England, the British Empire and India; Wilhelm II, the last Kaiser; and Nicholas II, the last Tsar. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war which set twentieth century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. 'The Three Emperors' is a portrait of three men - damaged, egotistical Wilhelm, quiet, stubborn Nicholas and anxious, dutiful George - and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures - Queen Victoria - grandmother to two of them, grandmother-in-law to the third - whose conservatism and bullying obsession with family left a dangerous legacy; and of Edward VII, the playboy 'arch-vulgarian' who turned out to have a gift for international relations and the theatrics of mass politics. At the same time it weaves through their stories a riveting account of the events that led to World War One, showing how the personal and the political interacted, sometimes to devastating effect.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Subtítulo:  THREE COUSINS, THREE EMPIRES AND THE ROAD TO WORLD
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: PENGUIN UK
    • Edição:  1
    • Assunto: História
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano:  2009
    • País de Produção: United Kingdom
    • Código de Barras:  9780670915569
    • ISBN:  0670915564
    • Encadernação:  CAPA DURA
    • Peso: 1.16 kg
    • Complemento:  NENHUM
    • Nº de Páginas:  608

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