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worthy but dull,
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This review is from: Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 (Paperback)
I gave up reading this book. Somehow, despite its size, it just didn't seem to be doing much justice to the main historical events. Sure, you want social and cultural history as well as just the doings of kings and generals. But it seemes to me this has too much of the former and too little of the latter. In a nearly 700 page book I'd have expected to have learned a little more about things like the Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars, Congress of Vienna, wars of German unification, etc., than the almost fleeting references to these great events.