In this biography of Frederick the Great, Nancy Mitford carefully unravels the complex character of one of Europe's brilliant rulers. She re-creates his unhappy youth; his reforming zeal, which paved the way for a united Germany; and his spectacular wars.
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"It is written with all the author's skill, is really hard to put down once its rhythm and energy take hold, and yet imparts an astounding quantity of information." "--Guardian"" " "Mitford's felicity lies in capturing the spirit of a society and an age." --"The Times Literary Supplement ""Nancy Mitford seems to have brought a new talent to the study of history: that of the sophisticated, worldly wise observer, who is able to penetrate old archives with a fresh eye for qualities in the dead." --Louis Auchincloss, "The New York Times Book Review" "Her style is skillfully succinct . . . and her wit proceeds from uncommon shrewdness." --"Sunday Times"" " "Apart from Miss Mitford's special interests in the fun and fashion department, one may admire her most for her power to condense and explain the most complicated events." --"The New Statesman"Book Description:
A sparkling biography of one of history's greatest rulers, written in Nancy Mitford's trademark gossipy style
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140036539
Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140036539
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