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Young Wilhelm : the Kaiser's early life, 1859-1888

Author: John C G Röhl; Jeremy Gaines; Rebecca Wallach; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 4th printView all editions and formats
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This rich and compelling volume describes the life of Kaiser Wilhelm II from his birth in 1859 to his accession to the Prusso-German throne in 1888, a story so extraordinary that it will fascinate  Read more...

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Named Person: Wilhelm, (cesarz niemiecki ;
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C G Röhl; Jeremy Gaines; Rebecca Wallach; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521497527 0521497523 9781107565968 1107565960
OCLC Number: 989759402
Notes: 1st publ. in English1998.
Description: XXV, [1], 979 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface to the English edition; Introduction to the German edition; 1. Birth trauma: 'It's alive and it's a prince'; 2. Disorder and early sorrow; 3. Ambivalent motherhood; 4. An English princess at the Prussian court; 5. Blood and history; 6. Education fit for a king; 7. The doctor; 8. Trials and tribulations; 9. Experiment in Kassel; 10. Spring dreams and awakening; 11. Coming of age; 12. The student prince; 13. A question of balance: the inner-ear illness of Kaiser Wilhelm II; 14. Cabal and love; 15. Estrangement; 16. Politics; 17. First steps in foreign affairs: Prince Wilhelm between England and Russia; 18. Eros and Austria; 19. 'W. W. W.': Wilhelm-Wedel-Waldersee; 20. Prince Wilhelm and the Battenberg conspiracy; 21. The crown prince's nightmares; 22. The gradual seizure of power; 23. Waldersee and the world conflagration; 24. The edge of darkness: the crown prince on the eve of catastrophe; 25. The flight of the crown prince in the face of death; 26. Prince Wilhelm and Queen Victoria's Jubilee; 27. Crisis in San Remo; 28. The Stoecker meeting and the break with the Bismarcks; 29. Prince Wilhelm and the war party; 30. Preparing for power; 31. The macabre race for the throne; 32. Impotence and agony; Notes; List of archival sources; List of books cited; Index.
Other Titles: Wilhelm II
Responsibility: John C. G. Röhl ; transl. by Jeremy Gaines and Rebecca Wallach.
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