Автор: Miranda Carter Название: The Three Emperors ISBN: 0141019980 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141019987 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1715 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As cousins, George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last Tsar Nicholas II should have been friends - but they happened also to rule Europe`s three most powerful states. This book offers an account of how three men who should have known better helped bring down an entire world is a gripping story of abdication, betrayal and murder.
Автор: Miranda Carter Название: The Three Emperors ISBN: 0670915564 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670915569 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2310 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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. Miranda Carter uses the
cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell the tragicomic story of a tiny, glittering, solipsistic world that was often preposterously out of kilter with its times, struggling
to stay in command of politics and world events as history overtook it.
"The Three Emperors" is a brilliant and sometimes hilarious 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 remarkable 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.
three men the war would be a disaster which destroyed for ever the illusion of their close family relationships, with any sense of peace and harmony shattered in a final code of murder,
betrayal and abdication.
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