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A magisterial history of Europe's only extinct power, nuanced, dispassionate and utterly gripping' -- Financial Times
`A terrific book ... the definitive history of this much-maligned state' -- Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
`Exemplary ... an illuminating, profoundly satisfying work of history' -- The New York Times
`The best history of Prussia in any language' -- Sunday Telegraph
`Written with great clarity and vigour ... I was completely hooked' -- Antonia Fraser, Guardian Books of the Year
'...thorough, sensitive and well-written'
-- Justin Cartwright, Spectator Books of the Year
`Fascinating ... masterly ... littered with intriguing detail and wry observation' Richard Overy, Daily TelegraphSee all Product Description
I thought I knew a lot about Prussia until I read this book by Christopher Clark.
I had previously read his book about the causes of the Great War - The Sleepwalkers -... Read more
I have just finished reading this book. A very good read. Lots of information, some of which I cannot remember such as names, but a great learning opportunity. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynne S
Interesting and well written but a bit too detailed for me. Very difficult early on to keep track of places and people. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ces london
A superb History of Prussia, notable, among many other things, for the demolition of a number of generalizations that are often made; for its subtle economic, administrative and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ralph Blumenau