Frederick the Great

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Penguin Books, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 214 pages
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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Somehow the powdered entrees and escritoire intrigue of the Sun King's court in Miss Mitford's (1966) presentation tire easier and jollier to trace than the drearier finagling which accompanied ... Read full review

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A short work for such a long and significant life, but adorned with many interesting illustrations and very readable. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Mitford is the author of Noblesse Oblige and Don'tTell ALfred, Pigeon Pie, and Christmas Pudding.

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