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Frederick the Great : King of Prussia

Author: T C W Blanning
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From early in his reign he was already a legendary figure - fascinating even to those who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Frederick, King of Prussia; Frederick, King of Prussia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T C W Blanning
ISBN: 9781846141829 1846141826
OCLC Number: 922954462
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tim Blanning.

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Highly readable and deeply researched -- Andrew Roberts * Mail on Sunday * Tim Blanning's masterly biography guides the reader through all these wars and chicaneries with great skill and dry-eyed Read more...

 
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