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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

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ISBN-10: 1400079128

ISBN-13: 9781400079124

Edition: N/A

Authors: Miranda Carter

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List price: $29.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Miranda Carter was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School and Exeter College, Oxford. She worked as a publisher and journalist before beginning research on her biography of Anthony Blunt in 1994. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. Anthony Blunt: His Lives (2001), her first book, won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Orwell Prize, and was shortlisted for many other prizes, including the Guardian First Book Award and the Whitbread Biography Award. In the US it was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the seven best books of 2002. Miranda Carter is currently at work on a book about George V, Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas II and the First World War.

Family Trees
Maps
List of Illustrations
Author's Note
Introduction
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
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index