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By Fritz Stern

Winner of the Lionel Trilling Award
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“A significant contribution to our realizing of a few of the nice subject matters of contemporary eu history—the kin among Jews and Germans, among economics and politics, among banking and diplomacy.” —James Joll, The manhattan occasions publication Review

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“[An] outstanding booklet, a useful contribution to our realizing of Germany within the moment half the 19th century.” —Stanley Hoffman, Washington submit publication World

“One of crucial historic works of the previous few decades.” —Golo Mann

“In some ways this publication resembles the good nineteenth-century novels.” —The Economist

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Otto von Bismarck in 1862 The German Empire has been outfitted extra actually on coal and iron than on blood and iron. —John Maynard Keynes CONTENTS disguise name web page Copyright commitment Epigraph Illustrations consultant to Abbreviations advent half One   The damaging upward thrust, 1859–1871 1     First come upon: Junker and Jew 2     Bismarck’s fight for Survival 3     Between the Throne and the Gallows 4     A Banker’s percentage in Bismarck’s Triumph 5     Bismarck’s handbag and Bleichröder’s position 6     The 3rd battle 7     Hubris in Versailles half Two   Banker for an Empire 8     A New Baron in a brand new Berlin 9     Imperial variety in Politics and Economics 10     Greed and Intrigue 11     The Fourth property 12     The Prince Enriched 13     The international of Banking and international relations 14     Rumania: The Triumph of Expediency 15     The Reluctant Colonialist 16     The Fall of Bismarck half Three   The soreness of Assimilation 17     The Jew as Patriotic Parvenu 18     The Hostage of the hot Anti-Semitism 19     The Embittered finish Epilogue: the autumn of a family members Notes Acknowledgments Bibliography in regards to the writer different classic Titles ILLUSTRATIONS 12. 1   Baron James de Rothschild (Collection Viollet) 12. 2   Gerson von Bleichröder, from a portray by way of Emile Wanters (Deutsche Staatsbibliothek) 12. 3   Otto von Bismarck, 1864 (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz) 12. 4   William I, as German Emperor (Hulton photo Library) 12. 5   William I, King of Prussia, with Bismarck and Moltke, 1866 (BPK) 12. 6   Punch caricature, 1867 (BPK) 12. 7   Ferrières, château of Baron James de Rothschild (Fritz Stern) 12. 8   The Bleichröder financial institution, Berlin (Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder) 12. 9   Gerson von Bleichröder within the 1850s (Ullstein Bilderdienst) 12. 10  Adolph von Hansemann (BPK) 12. 11  Count Henckel von Donnersmarck (BPK) 12. 12  The nice corridor of the Bleichröder financial institution (Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder) 12. 13  Field Marshal von Moltke (BPK) 12. 14  Bismarck and aides at Versailles, 1871 (BPK) 12. 15  Bismarck with Jules Favre and Adolphe Thiers (BPK) 12. 16  From a modern French caricature: Bismarck and William I, and the pillage of Alsace-Lorraine (Collection Viollet) 12. 17  French sketch of Favre and Thiers, 1871 (Collection Viollet) 12. 18  Cartoon ridiculing the anti-Jewish polemics of the Prussian Kreuzzeitung, c. 1875 (Akademie der Künste, Berlin) 12. 19  Drawing by way of E. Thiel of the Berlin inventory alternate, 1889 (Illustrierte Zeitung) 12. 20  Johanna von Bismarck (BPK) 12. 21  Herbert von Bismarck (BPK) 12. 22  Bismarck and William II at Friedrichsruh, 1888 (BPK) 12. 23  Bismarck along with his friends and family at Friedrichsruh, 1893 (BPK) 12. 24  Benjamin Disraeli (Mansell assortment) 12. 25  Sir Moses Montefiore, from a portray via George Richmond (Hulton photograph Library) 12. 26  Congress of Berlin, 1878 (Hulton photo Library) 12. 27  Cartoon commenting on Bismarck’s anti-Socialist legislations, 1878 (BPK) 12. 28  Punch comic strip of Bismarck and Disraeli, 1878 (Mansell assortment) 12.

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