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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction 2011. Shorlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize for Nonfiction 2011
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16pp black & white plates, 3 maps
234 x 154 x 44 mm
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A comprehensive new biography exploring the greatness and limits of the 'Iron Chancellor', Otto von Bismarck: a political genius who remade Europe and united Germany between 1862 and 1890 by the sheer power of his great personality.
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The Guardian This is an austere and thoughtful book ... Steinberg has given us a major biography.

The Sunday Times Otto von Bismarck became the dominant figure of his era and, as this rich and readable biography shows, had an almost uncanny sense of power. Steinberg's portrait is very much warts and all.

Abigail Green, European History Quarterly Jonathan Steinbergs new biography of Bismarck has been widely acclaimed, and rightly so. I read a lot of German history, and this is the most enjoyable German history book I have read in years. As a deeply researched but accessible guide to the life of one of nineteenth-century Europes most compelling and significant political figures, it stands head and shoulders above other Bismarck biographies.

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<br>Jonathan Steinberg is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, and Emeritus Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His books include Yesterday's Deterrent: Tirpitz and the Birth of the German Battle Fleet and All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust1941 - 1943.<br>


1. Introduction: Bismarck's 'Sovereign Self'; 2. Born Prussian and What that Meant; 3. Bismarck: The 'Mad Junker'; 4. Bismarck Represents Himself, 1847-1851; 5. Bismarck as Diplomat, 1851-1862; 6. Power; 7. 'I have beaten them all! All!'; 8. The Unification of Germany, 1866-1870; 9. The Decline Begins: Liberals and Catholics; 10. 'The Guest House of the Dead Jew'; 11. Three Kaisers and Bismarck's Fall from Power; 12. Conclusion. Bismarck's Legacy: Blood and Irony; Notes; Bibliography; Index