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Specializing in German military, Napoleonic Wars, Civil War,
World Wars I and II, and Russian History Books

SUPPLEMENTAL LIST OF GERMAN HISTORY BOOKS AVAILABLE

[007455] Annan, Noel. Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany. Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Cornell Univ Pr, 1997. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0801484901. 266pp/illus/maps. account of this pivotal period of European history is both fascinating in it's self and of considerable importance to our understanding of Europe as it is today. Clean $26.50

[007384] Asprey, Robert B.. Frederick the Great: The Magnificent Enigma. New York, New York, U.S.A.: History Book Club, 1999. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Coveer. Book Club Ed. Very Good+ / Very Good+. ISBN: 0965067937. 715pp. 39 b/w illustrations. 18 maps. He was perhaps the most enigmatic ruler of all time. By turns brazenly aggressive and deeply contemplative, King Frederick the Great of Prussia was forever torn between a lust for power and the quiet intellectutual life he craved. Clean $44.50

[003195] Busch, Wilhelm. Wilhelm Busch-Album. Humoristischer Hausschatz. Sammlung der beliebtesten Schriften mit 1500 Bildern von Wilhelm Busch. ill. Busch, Wilhelm. Munich, GE: Verlag von Fr. Bassermann, 1902. 10th Printing. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Decorative Cloth. Good / No Jacket Issued. 355pp/illus. pp 1-110 loose but present. $37.50

[005354] Buzas, Ladislaus. German Library History, 800-1945. Jefferson, North Carolina, U.S.A.: McFarland & Co, 1986. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Inscribed by the Author. Near Fine / No Jacket Issued. ISBN: 0899501753. 570pp. A history of the library in Germany. clean $125.00

[003651] Childs, David. GDR: Moscow's German Ally. New York, New York, U.S.A.: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Unwin Hyman, 1988, 1988. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good+ / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0043540295. Trade Paperback. Very Good+/No Jacket - Wraps. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 346pp/illus. Comprehensive study of East Germany just prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Good clean copy. $19.50

[003077] Childs, David. The GDR : Moscow's German Ally. Boston, MA: Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman, 1988, 1988. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0044450958. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket - Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 372pp/illus/maps. History and political organization of East Germany or the DDR. $37.50

[003636] Duffy, Christopher. The Army of Frederick the Great (Historic Armies and Navies Series). New York: Hippocrene Books, 1974. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good+ / Very Good. ISBN: 088254277X. Book contains 272 pages with many illustrations, diagrams, maps. Nice history of the Army of Frederick the Great. Price clipped on dj. Text clean $36.50

[006798] Duffy, Christopher. The Army of Frederick the Great (Historic Armies and Navies Series). New York: Hippocrene Books, 1974. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good+ / Very Good+. ISBN: 088254277X. Book contains 272 pages with many illustrations, diagrams, maps. Nice history of the Army of Frederick the Great. Text clean $39.50

[006220] Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt. A Genius for War: The German Army and General Staff, 1807-1945. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1977. 2nd Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0133511146. 62 pages, 12 plates, many maps. A study of the creative General Staff system used by the Germans and how it led to successes in war over the period covered. DJ has a small tear and light chipping. Text clean. $47.50

[007521] Echevarria, Antulio J.. After Clausewitz: German Military Thinkers Before the Great War. Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.: Univ Pr of Kansas, 2001. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0700610715. 346pp. The Kaiser's theorists have long been portrayed as narrow-minded thinkers wedded to an outmoded way of war, little altered since Napoleon's time. According to this view, they ignored or simply failed to understand how industrialization and modernization had transformed the conduct of war. They seemed unaware of how numerous advances in technology and weaponry had so increased the power of the defensive that decisive victory had become virtually impossible. But Echevarria disputes this traditional view and convincingly shows that these theorists--Boguslawski, Goltz, Schlieffen, Hoenig, and their American and European counterparts--were not the architects of outmoded theories. In fact, they duly appreciated the implications of the vast advances in modern weaponry (as well as in transportation and communications) and set about finding solutions that would restore offensive maneuver to the battlefield. Previous owner name on ffep. $44.50

[007333] Edkins, David. The Prussian Orden Pour Le Merite: History of the Blue Max. Fall Church, Virginia, U.S.A.: Ajay Enterprises, 1981. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. Very Good+ / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0939440059. 148pp/illus. 72 illustrations. Signed by author on dedication page. A study of the famous 'Blue Max' and the men who won it from its earliest beginnings through World War One. Light stain on cover. Text clean. $39.50

[004508] Eisenberg, Carolyn. Drawing the Line : The American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-1949. New York, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 1998. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Near Fine / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0521627176. 538pp. In this fresh and challenging study of the origins of the Cold War, Professor Eisenberg traces the American role in dividing post-war Germany. Drawing upon many original documentary sources, she examines the Allied meeting on the Elbe, follows the Great Powers through their confrontation in Berlin, and culminates with the creation of the West German state in the fall of 1949. Clean $37.50

[006373] Fisher, David; Read, Anthony. Kristallnacht : The Nazi Night of Terror. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1990. 1st American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0812917235. Book has 294 pages with photos. Ligtht wear to edge of dj. The definitive book on Kristallnacht, that appalling night of shattered glass, plundered Jewish property, and broken Jewish lives which Hitler unleashed on the pretext of avenging the assassination of a minor consular official by a crazed Jewish teenager. Has library pocket inside back cover but no markings. Clean $19.50

[000713] Gill, Anton. An Honourable Defeat : The German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. New York, NY, U.S.A.: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 1994, 1994. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good+ / Very Good+. ISBN: 0805035141. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book has 293 pages with center section of b&w photographs on glossy paper. Tiny bit of wear to edge of dj. The numbers are small. Scattered across the landscape taht was Nazi Germany, the Resistance looks puny: too little, too late. And yet, in the context of a police state, it assumes larger proportions. For those who have never known life under such a regime, it is hard to grasp the daily terror that makes an act of political graffiti a capital offense, that labels resistance "treason." $14.50

[000675] Glaser, Hermann; Menze, Ernest A. (translator). The Cultural Roots of National Socialism. Austin, TX, U.S.A.: Austin, TX, U.S.A.: University of Texas Press, 1978, 1978. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Hard Cover. Very Good+ / Very Good. ISBN: 0292710445. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Book has 289 pages. This book reflects years of reaserch into the ruins of postwar Germany by a young German who was determined to seek out the chief causes of the tragedy. The result is a pentrating analysis of German's embrace of National Socialism and evolution into a totalitarian dictatorship. $39.50

[000722] Goerlitz, Walter. History of the German General Staff 1657-1945. New York: New York: Praeger, 1954, 1954. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book has 508 pages with illustrations. Slight yellowing of some pages. Binding tight. $19.50

[007515] Goerlitz, Walter. History of the German General Staff 1657-1945. New York: New York: Praeger, 1954, 1954. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good+ / Very Good. Book has 508 pages with illustrations. Light edgewear to dj. Text clean. $27.50

[006796] HAMPE, KARL. Germany under the Salian and Hohenstaufen Emperors. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1973. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good+. ISBN: 0874711738. 315pp w/ fold-out map. Pre-eminent book on Germany at the high point of the medieval empire. Clean $74.50

[003584] Horne, Alistair. The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-1. New York: St Martins, 1966. 1st American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1299308635. 458pp. 26b/w illus. Endpaper maps. The collapse of France in 1870 had an overwhelming impact, on Paris, on France, and on the open-mouthed world. In this study of the Siege and its aftermath, Alistair Horne evokes the high drama of those ten fantastic months $36.50

[006842] Irving, David John Cawdell. The War Path: Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939. New York: Viking Press, 1978. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good+. ISBN: 0670749710. 301pp/illus/maps w/ end-paper maps. The story Germany's path to war from 1933 to 1939 by controversial historian of the Third Reich, David Irving. It traces developments from the establishment of Hitler's government, rebuilding the economy and the morale. Light edge wear to dj. Clean $57.50

[006794] Klein, David; Sutterlin, James S.. Berlin: From Symbol of Confrontation to Keystone of Stability. Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Praeger Pub Text, 1989. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / No Jacket Issued. ISBN: 0275932591. 232pp/illus/map. Berlin during the Cold War. Clean $124.50

[004555] Korff, Gottfried; Rurup, Reinhard; Berliner Festspiele. Berlin, Berlin: Die Ausstellung Zur Geschichte Der Stadt Katalog. Berlin, Germany: Nicolai, 1987. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Glossy Hard Cover/Boards. Near Fine / No Jacket Issued. ISBN: 3875842146. 692pp/illus. German text, Illustrations and art from the history of Berlin. Clean $37.50

[006743] LANGE, L. Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland... nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern, in Stahl gestochen von I. Riegel, M. Kolb, Joh. Poppel und anderen deutschen Künstlern. Frankfurt Main, Germany: Bockelmann"s Kunstverlag, 1880. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Decorative Cloth. Very Good+ / Slipcase. Published in 1880's this beautiful collection contains all 150 single-sided loose engravings showing various cities and major buildings/cathedrals of Germany just prior to the turn of the century. Beautiful set covering most of Germany. Engraved title page and two page index. Engravings are clean. Sides of case are torn/worn. Overall very unique and rare collection of engravings. Individual pages may retail for as much as $50 or more each. $2,950.00

[004742] Legrand, Nadia & Gant, Roland. Mesentente Cordiale: A Cock & Bulldog Story. London: Jarrolds Pub, 1952. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. 156pp/illus. Humorous look at the Franco-English relationship. Photos & drawings. Previous owner name inside front cover. $27.50

[007439] Mandell, Richard D.. The Nazi Olympics. New York: MacMillan, 1971. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good+. ISBN: 0285620436. 316pp/illus. Great book on the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics. DJ a little dirty. Text clean $39.50

[005487] Mann, Thomas. Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man. New York: F. Ungar, 1983. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Fine / No Jacket. ISBN: 080442585X. 435pp. Translations of Thomas Mann's essays from after WWI. Previous owner signature on ffep otherwise clean. $39.50

[006362] Merian, Matthaeus. Deutsche Stadte: Veduten Aus Der Topograpia Germaniae. Hamburg, GE: Hoffmann Und Campe Verlag, 1963. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Illustrated Boards. Very Good+ / No Jacket. Unpaginated (approx 130pp) German text with story and fold-out illustration on each of 34 German cities. German map end-papers. Clean $124.50

[007214] Parkinson, Roger. Clausewitz: A Biography. New York: Stein and Day, 1971. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good+ / Very Good+. ISBN: 0812813693. 352pp/illus/maps. The life of Carl von Clausewitz, professional soldier and military theorist. Active throughout the revolutionary wars 1792-1815 the book also gives a full and vivid account of the Wars of Liberation in Germany 1813-1814, and goes beyond Clausewitz's epigram on war as being a continuation of policy by other means. DJ has light edgewear. Text clean. $29.50

[007358] Pickard, Ralph. Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide. Virginia: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2007. 1st Printing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 9780979719905. This 260 page hardcover book with over 400 illustrations and photographs provides an in-depth understanding of the award documents and other unique items utilized by the STASI. Clean in shrink wrap. $79.50

[007577] Pickard, Ralph. Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide. Virginia: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2007. 1st Printing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 9780979719905. This 260 page hardcover book with over 400 illustrations and photographs provides an in-depth understanding of the award documents and other unique items utilized by the STASI. Clean $79.50

[007425] Reuth, Ralf Georg. Goebbels. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0151360766. 471pp/illus. The book describes a descriptive biography on the life and times of the Nazi leader, Joseph Goebbel's. It depicts his childhood, his family, and his services to the Nazi Party and his contributions to the Third Reich. Clean $29.50

[004943] Ritter, Gerhard A.; Norden, Heinz (translator). Sword and the Scepter: The Problem of Militarism in Germany: Volume 4:The Reign of German Militarism and the Disaster of 1918. Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.: Univ of Miami Pr, 1973. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good+. ISBN: 0870242350. 496pp. This final volume of Gerhard Ritter's great work on the problem of militarism in Germany studies the period from the fall of Bethmann Hollweg in July 1917 to the collapse of the German state in November 1918. Small chips on dj. Clean $47.50

[003632] Roda Roda, Alex (Eingeführt von). HUMOR UM UNS. Ein lachendes Hausbuch. Von Adamson bis Zuckmayer. Von Wilhelm Busch bis Zille. Einführung von RODA RODA. Mit 241 bunten und schwarzen Bildern. Hrsg. v. Emil ESCHER. Berlin, Germany: Paul Franke Verlag, 1931. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. 350pp w/241 color and b&w illus. German text. $47.50

[007040] Schäffle, A. G. Fr.. Bau und Leben des socialen Körpers (Construction and life of the socialen Body) (4 Vol set). Tubingen: Verlag der Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, 1881. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter Leather/Boards. Ex-Library. Very Good+ / No Jacket Issued. Complete 4 Volume set in very good+ condition. 847pp, 498pp, 575pp, 538pp. Main work on the social organism theory, seldom seen. Schäffle (1831-1903) supported Baden uprising, 1850-60 editor of the Swabian Mercury in Stuttgart, employee of the general newspaper and the German quarterly, in 1860 on faculty of the University of Tübingen, 1861 representative of the Württemburg Chamber, in 1871 appointed the Austrian Secretary of Commerce in the Hohenwart cabinet, in 1872 returned to Stuttgart as publisher of a political science magazine. Schäffles mediation attempt between idealism and materialism takes the beginning point. Vol 3 has top panel (approx 1") missing on spine. German text. Clean with usual markings $375.00

[002132] Scherr, Johannes. Germania.: Zwei Jahrtausende Deutschen Lebens.. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia, PA: J.G. Kohler, 1883, 1883. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Ex-Library. Very Good / No Jacket. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 811 pages/illus. + 8pp ads. History of Germany. German text. Clean tight volume. $174.50

[002979] Schick, Jack M.. Berlin Crisis, Nineteen Fifty-Eight, Nineteen Sixty-Two. Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971, 1971. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0812276337. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 266pp/end-paper maps. The first comprehensive reconstruction of that crucial period. $22.50

[000665] Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. In a Cold Crater : Cultural & Intellectual Life in Berlin, 1945-1948 (Weimar and Now Ser., Vol. 18). Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1998, 1998. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good+ / Very Good+. ISBN: 0520203666. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book has 230 pages. Although the three conspicuous culters of Berlin in the twentieth century - Weimar, Mazi and Cold War - are well documented, little is known about the years between the fall of the Third Reich and the beginning of the Cold War. This is the hsitory of this volatile postware movement, when the capital of the world's most recently defeated public enemy assumed great emotional and symbolic meaning. $16.50

[001217] Schmidt, Michael. The New Reich : Violent Extremism in Unified Germany and Beyond. New York: New York: Pantheon Books, 1993, 1993. First English Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover/Boards. Near Fine / Very Good++. ISBN: 0679425780. Hard Cover/Boards. Near Fine/Very Good++. First English Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book has 257 pages. A few small wrinkles to the edge of dj at the top/bottom of spine. Since the reunification of Germany in the fall of 1989, the world has witnessed the widespread and terrible growth of racial, xenophbic, and fascistic outburts throughtout the country (Germany). The author has produced the first thorough account of the Neo-Nazi, both as a political force and as individuals. $18.50

[006869] Schmieder, Ludwig. Ruperto Carola: University of Heidelberg. Dusseldorf, GE: Otto Fritz, 1931. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Card Covers. Very Good+ / No Jacket - Wraps. English language history of the University of Heidelberg. Card covers. Numerous Illustrations 40 pp + 8 pp adverts. Very Scarce. Clean $74.50

[000620] Snyder, Louis L.. The Blood and Iron Chancellor: A Documentary Biography of Otto Von Bismarck. Princeton, NJ: Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand Company, 1967, 1967. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good(-). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good(-). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 423 pages Biography of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. $27.50

[006189] Stern, Fritz Richard. Einstein's German World. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Univ Pr, 1999. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 069105939X. 335pp. Blend of history and biography covers Germany's scientists and German-Jewish relations before and. During World War II, including an insightful portrait of Einstein. Clean $27.50

[005920] Streidt, Gert. Prussia: Art and Architecture. Cologne, Germany: Konemann, 1999. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good+. ISBN: 3829025904. 520 pages. A lavishly illustrated work on the buildings and art of the most notable part of Germany. Inside is clean, bright and sound. Clean $72.50



[005123] Supper, Auguste. Das Glockenspiel. Gedichte. Stuttgart, GE: Deutsche Verlags- Anstalt, 1918. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated Boards. Very Good+ / No Jacket Issued. 98pp. German text. Pages beginning to yellow. Clean $69.50

[007313] Tolstoy, Nikolai. Night of the Long Knives. Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Ballantine Books, 1972. 1st Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good+ / No Jacket - Wraps. ISBN: 0345027876. 160pp/illus. On the 30th June 1934 Hitler unleashed a campaign of assassination against the growing power of the SA (the Sturmabteilungen) identified by their brown shirts, in which seventy seven leading Officers were murdered. Clean $19.50

[004779] Tronzo, William (ed). Intellectual Life at the Court of Frederick II Hohenstaufen. Washington, D.C: National Gallery of Art, 1994. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0894682008. 296pp/illus. Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers XXIV. Clean $79.50

[007444] Turner, Henry Ashby Jr.. German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler. New York: Oxford Univ Pr, 1985. 2nd Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0195034929. 504pp. The author presents evidence from the major coporate archives of Weimar and Nazi Germany that corporate Germany did not, on the balance, support Hitler and his political program. Clean $44.50

[005552] Wandycz, Piotr S.. The Twilight of French Eastern Alliances, 1926-1936. Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Princeton Univ Pr, 1988. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0691055289. 537pp. French-Czechoslovak-Polish Relations from Locarno to the Remilitarization of the Rhineland. Clean $87.50

[005751] Wawro, Geoffrey. The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2003. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good (+). ISBN: 0521584361. 327pp/illus/maps. Wawro describes the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71, that violently changed the course of European history.The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 violently changed the course of European History. Digging into many European and American archives for the first time, Geoffrey Wawro's Franco-Prussian War describes the war that followed in thrilling detail, from political intrigues to the bloody battles at Gravelotte and Sedan.The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 violently changed the course of European History. Digging into many European and American archives for the first time, Geoffrey Wawro's Franco-Prussian War describes the war that followed in thrilling detail. While the armies mobilized in July 1870, the conflict appeared 'too close to call'. Prussia and its German allies overwhelmingly outnumbered the French troops. But Marshal Achille Bazaine's grognards ('old grumblers') were the stuff of legend, the most resourceful, battle-hardened, sharp-shooting troops in Europe, and they carried the best rifle in the world.The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 violently changed the course of European History. Alarmed by Bismarck's territorial ambitions and the Prussian army's crushing defeats of Denmark in 1864 and Austria in 1866, French Emperor Napoleon III vowed to bring Prussia to heel. Digging into many European and American archives for the first time, Clean $34.50

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