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Oxford University Press
Otto von Bismarck transformed Europe more completely than anybody in the 19thcentury--except for Napoleon. This riveting biography illuminates the life of the statesman who unified Germany but who also embodied everything brutal and ruthless about Prussian culture.
In this compelling biography, historian A. J. P. Taylor reevaluates Bismarck's motives and methods, focusing on the chancellor's rise to power in the 1860s and his removal from office in 1890.