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Interesting but lots of names and details so slow to read. Remembering all the names and relationships is not easy. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sheila
This marvellously readable book tells the story of three very ordinary, unremarkable men who, by accident of birth, became the titular heads of three great empires. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Teemacs
Great detail on their live and a very timely read given the 100 anniversary of WWIPublished 2 months ago by mr. ipod
It answered many of my questions about how WWi started.
Abut hard to follow on as few occasions.
Read this right after The Bully Pulpit (Kerns-Goodwin) and the two worked well together in terms of showing incompetent leadership based on monarchy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MaryEllen Putnam
Well written and very interesting. The author provides an intriguing look behind the personal politics of European royalty at the end of the 19th century leading up to WW I.Published 2 months ago by R. L. Sun
No, no; this is pop history. It is very easy to do masses of research that supports your preconceptions. Read morePublished 2 months ago by john cridland
Very well written, very well researched. A great resource for learning about the personae and circumstances that led to WWI. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RHartsaugh