Nancy Mitford Frederick the Great

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Frederick the Great

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THIS TITLE IS PRESENTED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATE WILLIAMS. FREDERICK II OF PRUSSIA ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE HIS AUTHORITARIAN FATHER AS A BOY, BUT WENT ON TO BECOME ONE OF HISTORY S GREATEST RULERS. HE LOVED THE FLUTE, AND DEVOTED HOURS OF STUDY TO THE ARTS AND FRENCH LITERATURE, FORMING A LONG-LASTING BUT TURBULENT FRIENDSHIP WITH VOLTAIRE. HE WAS A MILITARY GENIUS AND ENLARGED THE BORDERS OF HIS EMPIRE, BUT HE ALSO PROMOTED RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, ECONOMIC REFORM AND LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR A UNITED GERMANY. NANCY MITFORD BRINGS ALL THESE CONTRADICTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS TO SPARKLING LIFE IN AN FASCINATING, INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATE WILLIAMS

Frederick II of Prussia attempted to escape his authoritarian father as a boy, but went on to become one of history's greatest rulers. He loved the flute, and devoted hours of study to the arts and French literature, forming a long-lasting but turbulent friendship with Voltaire. He was a military genius and enlarged the borders of his empire, but he also promoted religious tolerance, economic reform and laid the foundation for a united Germany. Nancy Mitford brings all these contradictions and achievements to sparkling life in an fascinating, intimate biography.

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"He is everything I like, brave, funny, no nonsense, marvellous taste, common sense, interested in everything" (Nancy Mitford on Frederick II of Prussia)

"The unmistakable Mitford trill, in whose light, bright cadences an entire hard-to-shock and easy-to-bore view of life is made manifest" (Zoe Heller Daily Telegraph)

"Elegant and entertaining" ( Chicago Tribune)

"Witty and atmospheric" ( Sunday Times)

"[Her books] have the air of having been talked on to the page, in a voice as direct and intimate and clear as a child's" (Laura Thompson Daily Telegraph)

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