WorldCat Identities

Lerman, Katharine Anne

Works: 5 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 1,654 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Katharine Anne Lerman
The Chancellor as courtier : Bernhard von Bülow and the governance of Germany, 1900-1909 by Katharine Anne Lerman( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bismarck by Katharine Anne Lerman( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otto von Bismarck was the dominant figure in nineteenth century German history and the architect of modern Germany Under his leadership, Prussia waged three victorious wars and brought about the political unification of Germany in 1871. His policies transformed central Europe led to a realignment of political forces within Germany and shaped a new German identity. But they also left a tasteful legacy in the twentieth century, fuelling a virulent German nationalism that culminated in the catastrophe of Hitler and the Third Reich." "Bismarck's political career has always excited controversy Katharine Anne Lerman's accessible new study of the 'Iron Chancellor' examines how he rose to dominate German politics, the ruthless manner in which he exercised authority, the constraints on his power and why he was finally ousted in 1890. It provides fresh insights into Bismarck's ambiguous political legacy and explores such issues as his role in unification and the complex imperial German political system, his attitude to parliamentary democracy and ethnic minorities, his pioneering development of social welfare legislation and his reputation for diplomatic prowess." "Bismarck was both deified and detested, but knowledge of the pursuit and exercise of political power is central to understanding him as a man and statesman. This is an essential new guide to one of the key figures in modern German history."--Jacket
Otto von Bismarck Feature, Originalton by Frank Eckhardt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto von Bismarck zählt zu den bedeutendsten Staatsmännern des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist gleichzeitig eine viel diskutierte historische Persönlichkeit. Er stieg ohne jede Regierungserfahrung zum preußischen Ministerpräsidenten auf, führte drei Kriege und setzte die umfassendsten Sozialreformen der deutschen Geschichte durch. Das Scheitern der Demokratie in Deutschland wird nicht zuletzt auf das von ihm geprägte obrigkeitshörige Kaiserreich zurückgeführt. Mit bedeutenden Historikern wie Katharine Lerman, Lothar Gall u. a. sowie dem einzigen Originalton von Otto von Bismarck aus dem Jahr 1889
Bernhard von Bülow and the governance of Germany : 1900-1909 by Katharine Anne Lerman( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bismark( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time. Melvyn Bragg chairs the discussion with Chris Clark, Richard Evans, and Kathy Lerman
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.18 for Bismarck / ... to 1.00 for Bismark ...)

The Chancellor as courtier : Bernhard von Bülow and the governance of Germany, 1900-1909
English (25)

German (4)