George, Nicholas and Wilhelm

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm

Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

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In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781400043637
1400043638
Branch Call Number: 940.311 Ca
Characteristics: xxv, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: George, Nicholas & Wilhelm

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In the months before World War I, the King of England, the Tsar of Russia, and the German Kaiser are cousins and each has a very different opinion of world events that may or may not end in conflict. What did they say to each other? This engrossing account offers insight into just what the cous... Read More »


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MGallagher
Dec 31, 2016

I love this era and it's history and Miranda Carter renders it very well.

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cardigramma
Jun 28, 2016

Loved this book. It has lots of information and compares what was happening in each country.

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blossom21
Feb 05, 2011

An interesting look into royal family alliances in pre-WW I and during and after the war. Family attachments suffer and some break down.

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KevinH
Jul 12, 2010

Long but worth it

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