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A Very Good Book,
This review is from: The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One (Hardcover)
The Three Emperors by Miranda Carter is a good book dealing with the relationships between the Royal Houses of Britain, Russia and Germany/Prussia and how personal animosity combined with a lack of understanding of each other's roles in the constitutional arrangements of their respective Empires helped lead towards war in 1914. It is well-written, very interesting and insightful and exceptionally well-paced. However, there are a few mistakes for example dates being wrong or the wrong way round which is annoying, and the structure does lead to different chapters skipping backwards and forwards in time. All in all though it is very good book about a dysfuctional family who just happened to rule three of the most powerful countries in the world.