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The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War

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By Gareth Rusell Amberley Publishing, 2015, £9.99, 227pp, soft covers; illustrated plus notes, bibliography and index Also available in hardback. ISBN 978-1-4456-5020-0 Book review by Barbara Taylor   To understand how the First World War came about, it is necessary to understand the way in which regimes in the main empires involved operated. …


The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War by Gareth Russell

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Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. To understand how and why the First World War started it essential to understand how the regimes of the main empires involved operated. The Emperors, Gareth Russell’s first non-fiction book, tells of the protocols and administrations in the three autocratic monarchies; Germany, Austria and Russia. Russell’s work shows …


The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter

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Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Miranda Carter describes Wilhelm’s lack of lack of tact and diplomacy, that Nicholas II was weak, horrified when his hearty father Alexander III died unexpectedly (of Bright’s Disease) at the age of 49. He complained that t he was unready to rule and was unfit to be an emperor He never became ready’. Married to a woman …