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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm

three royal cousins and the road to World War I

by Miranda Carter

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • Causes,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins" correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMiranda Carter
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD517 .C34 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 498 p., [32] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages498
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24879075M
    ISBN 101400043638
    ISBN 109781400043637
    LC Control Number2009037690
    OCLC/WorldCa419798177

    George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm is an impressive book. Ms. Carter has clearly not bitten off more than she can chew for she -- as John Updike once wrote of Gunter Grass -- 'chews it enthusiastically before our eyes.'" --The New York Times. George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm is an impressive book. Ms. Carter has clearly not bitten off more than she can chew for she -- as John Updike once wrote of Gunter Grass -- 'chews it enthusiastically before our eyes.'" --The New York Times "An irresistably entertaining and illuminating chronicle.

    George, Nicholas and Wilhelm | In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth . George, Nicholas and Wilhelm is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men—damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George—and their lives, foibles and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting. It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures /5(15).

    George V (who is Elizabeth II’s paternal grandfather) was Queen Victoria’s grandson through her son King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. Alexandra’s younger sister was Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, whose oldest child was Empero. Feb 7, - “I couldn’t put this book down. The whole thing really lives and breathes—and it’s very funny. That these three absurd men could ever have held the fate of Europe in their hands is a fact as hilarious as it is terrifying.”—Zadie Smith (Note that this video promotes the British edition of Carter's book, wh.


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This book offers an extremely engaging and readable account of the years leading up to WWI and a brief final chapter covering the War itself, and its final impact on the three cousins – Nicholas II of Russia, George V of Britain and Wilhelm II of by: 8.

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm is an impressive book. Carter has George not bitten off more than she can chew for she as John Updike once wrote about Günter Grass chews it enthusiastically before our eyes.

You turn this books pages with interest, however, but rarely with eagerness.4/5. Wilhelm’s accusations were absurd, since two more thoroughly unpolitical men than King George and Czar Nicholas would be hard to find — or two more ill suited, as Carter makes clear, to Author: Miranda Seymour.

but george, nicholas, wilhelm: three royal cousins and the road to world war i is different. Miranda Carter deftly weaves together the biographies of the three cousin-emperors who together stood on the brink of the abyss in George V of England, Nicholas, the last Tsar of Russia, and Wilhelm, the last Kaiser of Germany/5.

1) George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I – Miranda Carter Vintage Books | | EPUB. In the years before the Nicholas and Wilhelm book World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the. A hauntingly tempting proposition for a book The parallel, interrelated lives of Kaiser Wilhelm II, George V, and Nicholas II are a prism though which to tell the march to the first World War, the creation of the modern industrial world and the follies of hereditary courts and the eccentricities of their royal trans-European cousinhood/5.

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm is a brilliant and sometimes darkly hilarious portrait of these men - damaged, egotistical Wilhelm; quiet, stubborn Nicholas; and anxious, dutiful George - and their lives, foibles, and obsessions, from tantrums to uniforms to stamp collecting.

It is also alive with fresh, subtle portraits of other familiar figures. 1 Wilhelm An Experiment in Perfection 3. 2 George Coming Second 3 Nicholas A Diamond-Studded Ivory Tower Part II Family Ties, Imperial Contests. 4 Wilhelm Emperor 5 Young Men in Love 6 Wilhelm Anglophile 7 Perfidious Muscovy 8 Behind the Wall 9 Imperial /5(69).

Praise for Miranda Carter's George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm: “Miranda Carter has written an engrossing and important book. While keeping her focus on the three cousins and their extended families, she skillfully interweaves and summarizes all important elements of how the war came about Carter has given us an original book, highly recommended.”.

About George, Nicholas and Wilhelm. In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The best was none too good for Wilhelm, Nicholas and George.

When Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family undertook a three-week vacation in Denmark, they required 20 railroad cars and an. “George, Nicholas and Wilhelm” is an impressive book. Carter has clearly not bitten off more than she can chew for she as John Updike once wrote about Günter Grass “chews it.

After reading Carter's book I see this as grossly over-simplified, like how an adult might try to explain physics to a two-year old. There was so much else going on beneath the surface, and George, Nicholas and Wilhelm shows that the road to WWI really began DECADES before It is a complex and enthralling history of dynastic relations and.

In George, Nicholas and Wilhelm, Miranda Carter has given readers a book so complete that it possesses all of those qualities. Carter, whose only previous work is ’s critically acclaimed and award-winning Anthony Blunt: His Lives, has spent the past eight years researching the lives of King George V of England, Nicholas II, the last of.

European royalty was pretty much in the end game by the time of King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Czar Nicholas II of Russia. In “George, Nicholas and Wilhelm,” a finalist in the biography category for this year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, British biographer Miranda Carter focuses on the nexus among the heads.

In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Andrew Roberts reviews Miranda Carter's "George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I.".

George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm is an impressive book. Ms. Carter has clearly not bitten off more than she can chew for she -- as John Updike once wrote of Gunter Grass -- 'chews it enthusiastically before our eyes.'.Despite its subtitle, it would be a mistake to consider George, Nicholas and Wilhelm as another of those.

No serious discussion of the path to the war can ignore France, Austro-Hungary, and the United States as crudely as this book does, treating them at most as support characters in the great drama of history.: George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I () by Carter, Miranda and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.4/5(K).