The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II

Autor: MacDonogh, Giles

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

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The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II : Germany's last Kaiser was born in Potsdam on January 27, 1859, the son of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Princess Vicky, Queen Victoria's eldest child. Wilhelm was born with a withered arm - possibly the result of cerebral palsy - and many historians have sought in this a clue to his behavior in later life. He was believed mad by some, eccentric by others. Possessed of a ferocious temper, he was prone to reactionary statements, often contradicted by his next action or utterance. He was rumored to have sired numerous illegitimate children and yet was by all appearances a prig. As Germany's 1st emperor, Wilhelm II is widely perceived as a warmonger who seemed to delight in power-grabbing, bloodshed, and the belligerent aims of his staff; but the image he craved for himself and for posterity was that of "Emperor of peace." Historically he has been blamed for World War I, although he made real efforts to prevent it. He has been branded an anti-Semite, even though the Nazis wrote him off as a "Jew-lover." Giles MacDonough takes a fresh look at this complex, contradictory statesman in this fascinating, authoritative biography.

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Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Biografía y Autobiografía   Royalty

ISBN 13:9780312305574
ISBN 10:0312305575
Formato:Tapa Suave
Tamaño:8.54" l x 5.67" w x 1.50" h

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