Frederick the Great: King of Prussia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tim Blanning

Frederick the Great: King of Prussia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tim Blanning year 2016
  • Book name: Frederick the Great: King of Prussia
  • Author: Tim Blanning
  • Release date: 2016/5/3
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780141039190
  • Rating: 7.45 of 10
  • Votes: 780
  • Review by: Kaitlyn Woodard
  • Review rating: 9.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/2
  • Total pages: 672
  • Includes a PDF summary of 65 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Highly readable and deeply researched' - Andrew Roberts'Masterful ... brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history' - Sunday Telegraph'It is sure to be the standard English-language account for many years. It instructs; it entertains; and it surprises' - Philip Mansel, The SpectatorFrederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the eighteenth century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the nineteenth. He was a force of nature, a ruthless, brilliant, charismatic military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, a gifted composer, performer, poet and philosopher, and a discerning patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From the very start of his reign he was an intensely divisive figure - fascinating even to those who hated him.Tim Blanning's brilliant new biography captures Frederick's vitality, complexity and flawed genius better than any previous writer. He also recreates a remarkable era, the last flowering of the old regime that would be swept away almost immediately after Frederick's death by the French Revolution. Equally at home on the battlefield or in the music room at Frederick's extraordinary miniature palace of Sanssouci, Blanning draws on a lifetime's immersion in the eighteenth century to present him in the round, with new attention paid to his cultural self-fashioning, including his sexuality. Frederick's spectre has hung over Germany ever since, both as inspiration and warning - Blanning at last allows us to understand him in his own time.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 44H3M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, European History, Biography: Royalty
  • Available formats: TXT, SNB, TCR, DOC, PDF, PPTX, EPUB, WORD. Compressed in TZO, RAR, DMG, ZIP, TAR.BZ2, Z, TBZ
  • Download servers: FileServe, MEGA, Uploaded, FilePup.net, Torrent, MyUpload
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.79 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x29mm
  • Weight: 481g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
Vote:

More books in English

More books of the publisher PENGUIN BOOKS LTD

More books of the genre or collection History and Archaeology

More books of 2016