Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publsiher: Allen Lane
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1400068126
ISBN 13: 9781400068128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

"Originally published by Allen Lane in the UK"--Title page verso.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Christopher Duffy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1317408500
ISBN 13: 9781317408505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

For tactical and strategic ingenuity, for daring and ruthless determination and the capacity to inspire troops, Frederick the Great was without equal. In this detailed life of ‘Old Fritz’, Christopher Duffy, who has written widely on the army of Frederick and on the armies of his adversaries, Austria and Russia, has produced a definitive account of his military genius.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: David Fraser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89072018609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

Chronicles the life of the legendary ruler, artistic patron, man of letters, lawgiver, and military commander, examining his use of strategy and psychology within the context of eighteenth-century European diplomacy.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Gerhard Ritter
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780520027756
ISBN 13: 0520027752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712? 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia (1740?1786) of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). He was a grandson of George I of Great Britain, and a nephew of George II."--Wikipedia.

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great
Author: Heinrich Von Treitschke,George Haven Putnam,Douglas Sladen
Publsiher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-12-01
ISBN 10: 0898755360
ISBN 13: 9780898755367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great Book Review:

Heinrich von Treitschke (1834-96) was a German historian. A fervid partisan of Prussia, he left Baden at the outbreak of the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and became professor of history at Kiel (1866), Heidelberg (1867), and Berlin (1874). He edited from 1866 through 1889 the monthly Preussische Jahrbüücher and became Prussian state historiographer in 1886. As a young man, he was strongly nationalistic and liberal; as he grew older his political views became more nationalistic and less liberal. Although a member of the Reichstag, he was not especially successful as a practical politician. His writings, however, reflected his political views, his deep hope for the unity and greatness of Germany under Prussian leadership, and his admiration of Bismarck and the Hohenzollerns. They also reflected his strong anti-Semitism. His theories had great impact on the new generation and in academic circles. Treitschke's histories, stirring and graphic and excellent in workmanship, are nevertheless distorted by his fanatic nationalism and his pernicious biases. His masterpiece is his History of Germany in the Nineteenth Century (in 7 volumes, 1915-19). Among his other works are Politics and Origins of Prussianism.

Studies in the Economic Policy of Frederick the Great

Studies in the Economic Policy of Frederick the Great
Author: W.O. Henderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136609466
ISBN 13: 9781136609466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in the Economic Policy of Frederick the Great Book Review:

Biographies of Frederick the Great generally emphasise the military and diplomatic events of his reign and neglect to discuss fully the significance of his economic policy. In this series of essays Dr. Henderson deals with various aspects of the Prussian economy in Frederick the Great’s reign. He describes Frederick’s commercial policy, the reconstruction of Prussia after the Seven Years War and the state of the Prussian economy in 1780’s, showing that "alone among his contemporaries Frederick left his country with a far more flourishing economy than it had been when he ascended the throne". The role of the private entrepreneur in Prussia at this time is illustrated by surveys of the careers of the merchants Splitgerber and Gotzkowsky who promoted the expansion of Prussia’s armament, silk and porcelain industries. This book was first published in 1963.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Nancy Mitford
Publsiher: Ardent Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712? 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia (1740?1786) of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). He was a grandson of George I of Great Britain, and a nephew of George II."--Wikipedia.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 1466849576
ISBN 13: 9781466849570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron of artists and intellectuals, Frederick re-created Berlin as one of the continent's great cities, matching his state's reputation for military ferocity with one for cultural achievement. Though history remembers Frederick as a "Potsdam Fuhrer," his father more rightly deserved the title. When, as a youth, Frederick attempted to flee the elder man's brutality, the punishment was to watch the execution of his friend and co-conspirator, Katte. Though a subsequent compromise allowed Frederick to take the throne in 1740, he would remain true unto himself. His tastes for music, poetry, and architecture would match the significance of his military triumphs in the Seven Years' War. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Giles MacDonogh's fresh, authoritative biograhy gives us the most fully rounded portrait yet of an often misunderstood king.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Theodor Schieder,H.R. Scott,Sabina Krause
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 1317901525
ISBN 13: 9781317901525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

Since its publication in 1983, Theodor Schieder's study has been recognised as the most distinguished modern study of Prussia's most famous King and a leading figure of the eighteenth century. This abbreviated translation provides the first comprehensive scholarly treatment in English published since 1975.

Instructions for His Generals

Instructions for His Generals
Author: Frederick the Great,Thomas R. Phillips
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 0486444031
ISBN 13: 9780486444031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructions for His Generals Book Review:

The king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, Frederick the Great ranks among eighteenth-century Europe's most enlightened rulers. In addition to abolishing serfdom in his domains and promoting religious tolerance, he was an ardent patron of the arts and an accomplished musician. "Diplomacy without arms," he observed, "is like music without instruments." Frederick's expertise at military matters is reflected in his successful defense of his territory during the Seven Years' War, in which he fought all the great powers of Europe. His brilliant theories on strategy, tactics, and discipline are all explained in this vital text. "War is not an affair of chance," Frederick asserted, adding that "a great deal of knowledge, study, and meditation is necessary to conduct it well." In this book, he presents the fundamentals of warfare, discussing such timeless considerations as leadership qualities, the value of surprise, and ways to conquer an enemy who possesses superior forces. The soundness of his advice was endorsed by Napoleon himself, who once advised, "Read and re-read the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar . . . and Frederick. This is the only way to become a great captain and to master the secrets of the art of war."

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Robert B. Asprey
Publsiher: Backinprint.com
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2007-11
ISBN 10: 9780595469000
ISBN 13: 0595469000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

A cradle-to-the-grave of one of the most intriguing rulers in history, King Frederick the Great who raised the small kingdom of Prussia to major power status in the turbulent military and political struggles of the 18th century. A cruel childhood forced him to lie, deceive and cheat in order to enjoy, if only for brief periods, the life of an intellectual. Once on the throne he spent many years of often brilliant field command of his army in seemingly endless campaigns. He remained an intellectual, however, an essayist, historian, poet, flautist, consorting when possible with the French writer Voltaire.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Dennis Showalter
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1783034793
ISBN 13: 9781783034796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

A biography of the Prussian king and military legend from “America’s leading historian” (Jeremy Black, author of Imperial Legacies). Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, Frederick the Great was a remarkable leader whose campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe, securing Prussia’s place as a continental power and inaugurating a new pattern of total war that was to endure until 1916. However, much myth surrounds this enigmatic man, his personality, and his role as politician, warrior, and king. From a renowned military historian and winner of a Pritzker Literature Award, this book provides a refreshing, multidimensional depiction of Frederick the Great and an objective, detailed reappraisal of his military, political, and social achievements. Early chapters set the scene with an excellent summary of eighteenth-century Europe and the Age of Reason; an analysis of the character, composition, and operating procedures of the Prussian army; and an exploration of Frederick’s personality as a young man. Later chapters examine his stunning victories at Rossbach and Leuthen; his defeats at Prague and Kolín; and Prussia’s emergence as a key European power. Written with style and verve, this book offers brilliant insights into the political and military history of the eighteenth century—and one of history’s most famous rulers.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Charles Booth Brackenbury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101073700690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Friedrich II of Prussia

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019918009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life of Frederick the Great

Life of Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 137
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063054798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The King s Love Frederick the Great His Gentle Dogs and Other Passions

The King s Love  Frederick the Great  His Gentle Dogs and Other Passions
Author: Sibylle And Frederick William
Publsiher: Palmartpress
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN 10: 9783962580476
ISBN 13: 3962580476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King s Love Frederick the Great His Gentle Dogs and Other Passions Book Review:

Literary Nonfiction. Translated by Dennis McCort. An intimate insightful biography of Frederick the Great written by two of his royal descendants, Princess Sibylle and Prince Frederick William of Prussia. Deemphasizing the King's political and military achievements while highlighting his personal relationships, interests, moods and even quirks, this book gives us Frederick II as full-blooded, highly sensitive and compassionate Mensch rather than as Olympian monarch. His tortured relationship with his martinet father, the "Soldier King;" his extraordinary devotion to his dogs, his deep feelings for his elder sister Wilhelmine or for Count Rothenburg.; his passion for reading and for the ideals of Enlightenment philosophy as guiding forces in government; the seemingly ceaseless tide of grief he had to endure over the rapid succession of deaths of those closest to him; even his less than fastidious table manners in cutting up bits of meat on the tablecloth for his nearby dogs--these and many other facets of a charismatic personality make this a volume that is for history buffs virtually "unputdownable."

The Wars of Frederick the Great

The Wars of Frederick the Great
Author: Dennis E. Showalter,Professor of History Dennis Showalter
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037772277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wars of Frederick the Great Book Review:

The campaigns of Frederick the Great were a watershed in the history of Europe. They inaugurated a new pattern - of total war for limited objectives - that was to endure until 1916. Frederick's battles were designed to convince his adversaries of the wisdom of making and keeping peace.

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings
Author: Frederick II
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0691189366
ISBN 13: 9780691189369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings Book Review:

The first modern English edition of diverse Enlightenment-era writings by Prussian monarch Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (1712–1786), best known as Frederick the Great, was a prolific writer of philosophical discourses, poems, epics, satires, and more, while maintaining extensive correspondence with prominent intellectuals, Voltaire among them. This edition of selected writings, the first to make a wide range of Frederick’s most important ideas available to a modern English readership, moves beyond traditional attempts to see his work only in light of his political aims. In these pages, we can finally appreciate Frederick’s influential contributions to the European Enlightenment—and his unusual role as a monarch who was also a published author. In addition to Frederick’s major opus, the Anti-Machiavel, the works presented here include essays, prefaces, reviews, and dialogues. The subjects discussed run the gamut from ethics to religion to political theory. Accompanied by critical annotations, the texts show that we can understand Frederick’s views of kingship and the state only if we engage with a broad spectrum of his thought, including his attitudes toward morality and self-love. By contextualizing his arguments and impact on Enlightenment beliefs, this volume considers how we can reconcile Frederick’s innovative public musings with his absolutist rule. Avi Lifschitz provides a robust and detailed introduction that discusses Frederick’s life and work against the backdrop of eighteenth-century history and politics. With its unparalleled scope and cross-disciplinary appeal, Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings firmly establishes one monarch’s multifaceted relevance for generations of readers and scholars to come.

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia Called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 3864034248
ISBN 13: 9783864034244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great Book Review:

Reprint of the original from 1858 (second Edition).

The Making of Frederick the Great

The Making of Frederick the Great
Author: Edith Simon
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4422701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Frederick the Great Book Review:

Narrative biography of the young Crown Prince to the age of thirty-five, with a background study of the kingdom of Prussia under King Frederick William.