Blood & Iron: The Rise And Fall Of The German Empire
by Katja Hoyer
- World War II, European History
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A vivid history of the Second Reich
Before 1871, Germany was not yet a nation but simply an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser? How would he convince Prussians, Bavarians, and Rhinelanders to become Germans? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to rival the empires of Britain and France?
In this unique study of five decades that changed the course of modern history, Katja Hoyer tells the story of the German Empire from its violent beginnings to its calamitous defeat in the First World War. This often startling narrative is a dramatic tale of national self-discovery and social upheaval that ended, as it started, in blood and iron.
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|Release Date:||December 7, 2021|