J.P.Taylor broke new ground in this study, first published in 1955, of one of the most influential figures in Germany's history. Treating Bismarck as a man of his times, he surveys his political policy and actions, as well as investigating the psychology of a man whose life and achievements continue to be a subject of controversy.
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Alan John Percivale Taylor, born in Lancashire in 1906, studied at Oriel College, Oxford. From 1953 he was a lecturer in international history at Oxford, also enjoying a successful career as a broadcaster. Taylor's many books include The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848 -1918 (1954). The origins of the Second World War (1961) and English History 1914-1945 (1965). Taylor died in 1990.
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