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Frederick the Great : a military history

Author: Dennis E Showalter
Publisher: London : Frontline Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frederick the Great ruled for almost half a century (1740-86) and throughout his reign military matters were a prime preoccupation. For much of it Prussia was actually at war; first during the continent-wide War of Austrian Succession (1740-48) and later, the Seven Years War (1756-63), in which Prussia and Britain were allied against Austria, France, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony. By Frederick's death Prussia had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Showalter, Dennis E.
Frederick the Great.
London : Frontline Books, ©2012
Named Person: Frederick, King of Prussia; Frederick, King of Prussia
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis E Showalter
ISBN: 1783034793 9781783034796
OCLC Number: 903551480
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : maps
Contents: Matrices and probabilities --
Wars for Silesia : 1740-45 --
Breathing space and renewals --
Prussia ascendant --
Years of balance : 1758-59 --
Prussia contra Europe : 1760-63 --
Coda : 1763-86.
Other Titles: Frederick the Great, a military history
Responsibility: Dennis Showalter.

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Frederick the Great is one of historys most important leaders. Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, his campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe securing Prussias place  Read more...

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