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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm by Miranda Carter
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May 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, historical-nonfic, read-in-2010
Read from May 10 to 26, 2010

The subtitle really should have been something about how very impressively mustached this crew was. Anyway...well-done and mostly very interesting. Unbelieveable that these mostly unimpressive gentlemen were once in charge of the fate of all Europe. Again, it felt a little over-long and over-detailed for my nonfiction leisure-reading tastes, but some skimming to the juicy parts can overcome this.

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Cara Best This book was a Christmas gift and the more I read the more I liked it. The story of how these three rulers managed (or mis-managed) to get us involved in WWI is fascinating. You wonder how these 3 men managed to be worthy to control such a large part of the world.

Sarah Yeah, I'm liking it so far--it's pretty lively and not too dry. I too am astounded that three men of such unremarkable talent and intelligence were in control of the fate of all of Europe!

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