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George Nicholas and Wilhelm summary Ô 8 Ese men and their lives their foibles and obsessions Miranda Carter delivers the tragicomic story of Europe’s early twentieth century aristocracy a solipsistic world preposterously out of kilter with its times From the Trade Paperback editi. I thoroughly enjoyed this I really found this easy to read I listened to this on audiobook and didn t realize at first that the author was using uotes and I was upset at the language used Once I understood that the author was making a point of including how racist these monarchs were I enjoyed itThe references to the yellow race and natives savages etc is jarring but importantThis war will drag in the colonies and involve all kinds of innocent partiesI had not understood how the scramble for africa contributed to underlying tensions that also contribute to the hostilities of warFascinatingThis book also includes the knowledge that the countries involved in WWI were well aware that a conflict like this could result in a devastating war like WWIThey knew and did it anyway

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George Nicholas and Wilhelm summary Ô 8 Rope and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen a war that set twentieth century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world Through brilliant and often darkly comic portraits of th. As I previously read in ueen Victoria s Matchmaking it was Albert s and later Victoria s dream to create a network of European monarchies where conflicts between the various European empires could be solved during a Christmas dinner Instead a King a Kaiser and a Czar which happened to be each others cousins happily went to war It was perhaps Albert s greatest mistake to assume that Kings in the modern world of the early 20th century still would be able to shape modern politics In fact the three monarchs were ill euipped by education and personality to deal with the modern world and with the exception of George were not able to prevent the outbreak of World War IIn this book Miranda Carter realties a personal history of the three monarchs But at the same time she shows how this history also shows how Europe moved from an age of empire to an age of democracy self determination and greater brutalityWe have the often colourless and stamp collecting George who within the British constitution played a necessary but entirely formal and ceremonial role As a matter of fact it didn t matter who was King as long as he was sober and followed the rules How different for Wilhelm II who in the evenings designs fancy new uniforms while his government is trying to keep his faux pas to a minimum And finally there is Nicholas who as a self proclaimed reclusive is his palace is unaware of the revolutions in his country and in the end is forced to abdicate and murdered by the BolsheviksOnly for George the story doesn t end with a tragedy He alone managed to hang on to his throne until eldest son David aka Edward VIII gave it away in 1936 The world is full of Kings and ueens Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams

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George Nicholas and Wilhelm summary Ô 8 In the years before the First World War the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins King George V of Britain Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Together they presided over the last years of dynastic Eu. OK I haven t read this book I will maybe but I was pissed after reading a review Here s part of a review that demonstrates why I often hate reviews in the NY Times Book Review Last two paragraphs George Nicholas and Wilhelm is an impressive book Ms Carter has clearly not bitten off than she can chew for she as John Updike once wrote about G nter Grass chews it enthusiastically before our eyes You turn this book s pages with interest however but rarely with eagerness It s a volume that never uite warms in your hands packed perhaps too airlessly with what Ms Carter describes at one point as backstabbing intrigue and muddle That phrase would have made a good alternative title First paragraph says it s impressive Fine And then goes on to make another compliment after some silly gratuitous name dropping that the author chews it enthusiastically Not one of Updike s felicitous metaphorsOK I m interested sounds positive right But then WTF comes the seemingly negative but rarely with interest Because the book never uite warms in your handspacked too airlessly Huh Filled with backstabbing intrigue and muddle which makes it sound interesting again Obviously the writer of this review is staring in the mirror preening with self satisfaction at having sounded sufficiently erudite and opaue so we haven t a clue what to thinkedited to include maybe


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    free download × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF å M.J. Carter EBOOK or PDF [George Nicholas and Wilhelm] I thoroughly enjoyed this I really found this easy to read I listened to this on audiobook and didn't realize at first that the author was using uotes and I was upset at the language used Once I understood that the author was making a point of including how racist these monarchs were I enjoyed itThe references to the 'yellow race' and 'natives' 'savages' etc is jarring but importantThis war will drag in the colonies and

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