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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I

Author: Miranda Carter
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: William, German Emperor; George, King of Great Britain; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda Carter
ISBN: 9781400043637 1400043638
OCLC Number: 419798177
Notes: Originally published as: The three emperors : three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One. London : Fig Tree, 2009.
Description: xxv, 498 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Three childhoods, three countries --
Wilhelm: an experiment in perfection, 1859 --
George: coming second, 1865 --
Nicholas: a diamond-studded ivory tower, 1868 --
Family ties, imperial contests --
Wilhelm emperor 1888-90 --
Young men in love 1891-94 --
Wilhelm anglophile 1891-95 --
Perfidious Muscovy 1895-97 --
Behind the wall 1893-1904 --
Imperial imperatives 1898-1901 --
A bright new century --
The fourth emperor 1901-4 --
Unintended consequences 1904-5 --
Continental shifts 1906-8 --
A Balkan crisis 1908-9 --
Edward's mantle 1910-11 --
Celebrations and warnings 1911-14 --
July 1914 --
Armageddon --
A war 1914-18.
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