The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II
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The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II

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Germany’s last kaiser was born in Potsdam on January 27, 1859, the son of Prince Frederick of Prussia and Princess Vicky, Queen Victoria’s eldest child. William was born with a withered arm---possibly the result of cerebral palsy---and many historians have sought in this a clue to his behavior in later life. He was believed mad by some, eccentric by others. Possessed of a...more
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Published April 25th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 21st 2001)
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So many times when I read a biography, I turn the last page not at all convinced I could pick out the subject on the street. I would have nothing to say to them. In this case, I worry that if I ran into Kaiser Wilhelm II, I would come across as a crazed stalker who had been living in his bathroom for his entire life and destroy the tenuous hold this man had on sanity.

He once stated that given his circumstances, it's remarkable he was sane at all (I'm not quoting exactly, as I'm immensely lazy an...more
A very informative biography of the last Kaiser. It reminded me of course of the 1975 TV Series Edward the Seventh, which featured many wonderful British actors and actresses in the title roles. A very worthwhile read.
Loathsome. The author manifests a strange agenda to slander the subject's mother.
A superbly detailed, well-balanced account of the life of the infamous Kaiser.
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