Автор: Carter, Miranda Название: The Strangler Vine ISBN: 0241146232 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241146231 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Miranda Carter Название: The Three Emperors ISBN: 0670915564 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670915569 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2090 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.
Автор: Carter Miranda Название: Devil`s Feast ISBN: 0241146364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241146361 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1253 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Carter, Miranda Название: George, Nicholas And Wilhelm ISBN: 1400079128 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400079124 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1218 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A story of the self-delusion of royalty: three monarchs who are also three first cousins -- Wilhelm II, George V, Nicholas II -- and their mistaken belief, on the very brink of World War I, that their family connection could save Europe from itself. FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK. VINTAGE
Автор: Miranda Carter Название: The Three Emperors ISBN: 0141019980 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141019987 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 919 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.