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Publisher's Summary

In this compelling biography, historian A. J. P. Taylor reevaluates Bismarck's motives and methods, focusing on the chancellor's rise to power in the 1860s and his removal from office in 1890.
©1955 A. J. P. Taylor (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Mr. Taylor has performed the difficult task of compressing the most earth-shaking career between Napoleon and Hitler into fewer than 300 pages with conspicuous success." ( Times Literary Supplement)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carlos M. on 04-19-18

Excellent book

The writing and narration are excellent. The book assumes you know basic history of the time, which I did not. However, by pausing and looking up a few things, I was able to understand. Getting a sense as to who Bismarck was as an individual was excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-18-18

surprisingly good

considering the mediocre reviews this books received online, I found it interesting, well paced, and reasonably balanced

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