Bismarck: A Life. Jonathan Steinberg

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This is the life story of one of the most interesting human beings who ever lived. A political genius who remade Europe and united Germany between 1862 and 1890 by the sheer power of his great personality. It takes the reader into close proximity with a human being of almost superhuman abilities. We see him through the eyes of his secretaries, his old friends, his neighbours, his enemies and the press. Otto von Bismarck 'made' Germany but never 'ruled' it. For twenty eight years he acted as a prime minister without a party. He made speeches, brilliant in content but hesitant in delivery, and rarely addressed a public meeting. He planned three wars and after a certain stage in his career always wore military uniform to which he had no claim. The 'Iron Chancellor', the image of Prussian militarism, suffered from hypochondria and hysteria. Contemporaries called him a 'dictator' and several observers credited him with 'demonic' powers'. They were not wrong. The sheer power of his remarkable 'sovereign sel' awed even his enemies. William I observed that it was hard to be emperor under a man like Bismarck. He towered physically and intellectually over his contemporaries. His spoken and written prose sparkled with wit, insight, grand visions and petty malice. He united Germany and transformed Europe like Napoleon before and Hitler after him but with neither their control of the state nor command of great armies. He was and remained a royal servant. This new biography explores the greatness and limits of a huge and ultimately destructive self. It uses the diaries and letters of his contemporaries to explore the most remarkable figure of the nineteenth century, a man who never said a dull thing or wrote a slack sentence. A political genius who combined creative and destructive traits, generosity and pettiness, tolerance and ferocious enmity, courtesy and rudeness - in short, not only the most important nineteenth-century statesman but by far the most entertaining.

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About the Author:

Jonathan Steinberg is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, and Emeritus Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of Yesterday's Deterrent: Tirpitz and the Birth of the German Battle Fleet (1965), Why Switzerland? (2nd ed.1996) and All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust, 1941 to 1943 (classic edition 2002). He was also the principal author of The Deutsche Bank and its Gold Transactions during the Second World War (1999).

Review:

Review from previous edition: "The best study of its subject in the English language"

--Henry Kissinger, New York Times Book Review April 2011

"Magnificent...brings out the monstrous egotism of Bismarck more clearly than anybody before him...Steinberg has brilliantly transformed this man of 'blood and iron' into a tragic figure worthy to be compared with Goethe's Faust"

--Daniel Johnson, New Criterion

"This is the best one-volume life of Bismarck in English, much superior to older works. It brings us close to this galvanic, contradictory and ultimately self-destructive figure...Steinberg has an eye for details...and a talent for reconstructing the political drama of the period..."

--David Blackbourn, The Guardian 19/03/2011

"Brings a fresh perspective to the subject in a single volume whose insights and presentation make it no less canonical than its predecessors."

--Publishers' Weekly 17/1/2011

"If scholars and history buffs want to meet Bismarck in flesh and blood, they need go no further. Steinberg's integration of psychological insights and Bismarck's political strategies yields a worthy biography."

--Booklist 15/2/2011

"Magnificent new biography"

--Tim Blanning, Literary Review

"Steinberg succeeds in getting inside the mind of [Bismarck]"

--Daily Express 01/07/2011

"amazing story...Steinberg reveals the character contours...as never before."

--Radio Times 02/07/2011

"astute biography"

--Independent 03/06/2011

"a fine lively and scholarly biography"

--BBC History Magazine

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