George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: three royal cousins and the road to World War I

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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: three royal cousins and the road to World War I

Carter, Miranda

Vintage Books 2009 New York

498 p. illus. 23.5 cm.

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In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. 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 that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Through brilliant and often darkly comic portraits of these men and their lives, their foibles and obsessions, Miranda Carter delivers the tragicomic story of Europe’s early twentieth-century aristocracy, a solipsistic world preposterously out of kilter with its times.

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ISBN:

9781400079124

Author:

Carter, Miranda

Title:

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: three royal cousins and the road to World War I

Publisher:

Vintage Books 2009 New York

Physical:

498 p. illus. 23.5 cm.

Summary:

In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. 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 that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Through brilliant and often darkly comic portraits of these men and their lives, their foibles and obsessions, Miranda Carter delivers the tragicomic story of Europe’s early twentieth-century aristocracy, a solipsistic world preposterously out of kilter with its times.

Subject:

World War, 1914-1918--Causes

Subject:

William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Subject:

Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1941-1910

Subject:

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1968-1918

Subject:

Europe--Politics and Government--1871-1918

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