Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 451
  • Bismarck
  • Edward Crankshaw
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0140063447

10 thoughts on “Bismarck

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleThis is a narrowly focused biography One learns very little of Bismarck s personal life, his marriage, his family, his friendships, his avocations, and quite a lot of his political behavior, first in coming to power, then in employing it.Crankshaw makes no attempt to be objectively neutral While he regards his subject as somet


  2. Johnny Malloy Johnny Malloy says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleI initially had a hard time getting past Crankshaw s uninhibited attempt to focus on the negative qualities of Bismarck and his form of paranoid diplomacy Most of the time I tend to appreciateobjective points of view that don t have such an overt agenda to them But by the time I finished I was beginning to understand Crankshaw s point of view He makes a very good case that 1 Bismarck was a fantastic tactical opportunist, specially when he had clear goals in place He flourished most du I initially had a hard time


  3. Jan Chlapowski Söderlund Jan Chlapowski Söderlund says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleBismarck by Edward Crankshaw does exactly what the title says It tells you about the person Otto von Bismarck from birth to death E.C portrays Bismarck as one of the main, if not the central actor in European and world politics during the 1800 s That he virtually shaped the map of Europe according to his own machinations Having said that, this era is a time I am just starting to learnabout, therefore I do not have any prior knowledge to compare to.As a person, Bismarck is depicted Bismarck by Edward Crankshaw does exactly what the title says It tells you about the person Otto von Bismarck from birth to death E.C portrays Bismarck as one of the main, if not the central actor in European and world politics during the 1800 s That


  4. Ernani Ernani says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleThis book was my first biography on Bismarck and I d recommend starting somewhere else to get ain depth and balanced view of the German chancellor Crankshaw is an engaging


  5. Christopher Fox Christopher Fox says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleTo me a really good biographer is a great story teller not just an erudite researcher or comprehensive reciter of facts Crankshaw is all of these as this wonderfully comprehensive portrait has sweep and verve and while he never divorces himself from his subject in relating events and drawing conclusions, his style and patter is engaging One of the great revelatory joys of this work is that in addition to the expected picture of a noble, stolid, iron willed, powerful statesman and diplomat is t To me a really good biographer is a great story teller not just an erudite researcher or comprehensive reciter of facts Crankshaw is all of these as this wonderfully comprehensive portrait has sweep and verve and while he never divorces himself from his subject in relating events and drawing conclus


  6. Albert Ettinger Albert Ettinger says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleCrankshaw admits Bismarck was talented and tactically skillful but otherwise slants everything against him When Crankshaw has to admit that Bismarck did something wise, as with the social laws passed in the 1880s, he immediately attributes an evil motive to what was done or move on quickly to areas where Crankshaw cancomfortably attack his subject Most everything that went wrong in Europe in the 80 years after Bismarck s death is attributed at least in part to Bismarck as though Henry Fo Crankshaw admits Bismarck was talented and tactically skillful but otherwise slants everything against him When Crankshaw has to admit that Bismarck did something wise, as with the social laws passed in the 1880s, he immediately attributes an evil motive to what was done or move on q


  7. Scott H Scott H says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleA well written but overtly negative take on the Iron Chancellor s life Crankshaw blames Bismarck for every mistake and action taken


  8. Seth J. Vogelman Seth J. Vogelman says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleI had wanted to read this book for many years as it bedeviled me from my own bookshelf It was very informative and filled a number of gaps, but I felt that it was too detailed on minor points, whereby it should have explained a bitbackground or context on others.


  9. Tim Nowotny Tim Nowotny says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleInteresting to get an outside view on one of my home country s most important political figures.I thin the author portrays Bismarck very one sided but he makes a good point of it Would have been a truly great biography if he had included somebalanced points as well because especially in the last chapters you get the impression he only includes details to fundament his points from before.Nevertheless, an interesting book on an interesting man.


  10. Kathy A Kathy A says:

    Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleSubject matter was very interesting but I don t know if I would recommend this particular book to read I feel many of his comments or statements seemed to be lacking in specific examples Plus many of his complex ru


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BismarckBismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleThe awesome figure of Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor , dominated Europe in the late th century His legendary political genius and ruthless will engineered Prussia s stunning defeat of the Austrian Empire and, in , led to his most dazzling achievement the defeat of France and the unification of GermanyIn this highly acclaimed biography Edward Crankshaw provides a perceptive look at the career of the First Reich s mighty founder at his brilliant abilities and severe limitations and at the people who granted him the power to transform the shape and destiny of Europe.


About the Author: Edward Crankshaw

Bismarck Kindle Ð Paperback bismarck pdf, BismarckBismarck KindleEdward Crankshaw January November , was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairsBorn in London, Crankshaw was educated in the Nonconformist public school, Bishop s Stortford College, Hertfordshire, England He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times In the s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German He witnessed Adolf Hitler s Austro German union in , and predicted the Second World War while living thereIn Crankshaw was contacted by the Secret Intelligence Service because of his knowledge of German During World War II Crankshaw served as a Y Signals Intelligence officer in the British Army From to he was assigned to the British Military Mission in Moscow, where he served initially as an Army Y specialist and later as the accredited representative of the British Y services, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel Following a breakdown in Y cooperation with the Soviet General Staff in December , the British Y Board recalled Crankshaw to London in February In May he was assigned to Bletchley Park, where he served as a liaison officer on matters pertaining to RussiaFrom to he worked for the British newspaper The Observer He died in in Hawkhurst, KentCrankshaw wrote around books on Austrian, Vienna Vienna, the Image of a Culture in Decline Fall of the House of Habsburg Gestapo Instrument of Tyranny Maria Theresa Bismarck The Habsburgs a dynasty and Russian subjects, Britain and Russia Putting up with the Russians Tolstoy The making of a novelist Russia without Stalin The Shadow of the Winter Palace Russia s Drift to Revolution, Khrushchev Khrushchev Remembers The New Cold War, Moscow vs Pekin preface to Grigory Klimov s The Terror Machine source wikipedia.