Blood and Iron

Blood and Iron

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A chronicle of German history focuses on the role played by the von Moltke family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 24.89mm | 485g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0060927674
  • 9780060927677
  • 1,586,188

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"Vivid yet sweeping narrative... Crammed with fascinating nuggets about a large cast of historical figures, this imaginative and engagingly written book is bound to attract a wide audience." -- "Boston Globe" "Making history vivid and relating how the von Moltkes affected German history over the course of a century." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The" "New York Times" "A triple biography of Helmuth von, Helmut von, and Helmuth James von Moltke. They were respectively Germany's greatest military strategist, Germany's worst, and one of Germany's notable victims of Nazidom... Against the backdrops of German unification and battle campaigns, Friedrich capably shades in the triumphs and tragedies of a most famous Prussian name."-- "Booklist" "For the present work Freidrich read exhaustively in the military history of Germany, a fact reflected in the shrewdness of his insights and judgments, but he did not allow this to weigh down his style, which is uncluttered, brisk and always entertaining."-- Gordon A. Craig, "The New York Times Book Review"
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31 ratings
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4 39% (12)
3 29% (9)
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