A Duel of Nations
Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871Paperback - 2012
On July 19, 1870, Emperor Napoleon III of France declared war against the Prussia of King William I and Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck. A Duel of Nations dramatically depicts the world in which that war took place. In this, the first book in English to study in totality the diplomatic history of the Franco-Prussian War, David Wetzel draws extensively on private and official records, journalistic accounts, cabinet minutes, and public statements by key players to produce a book that is unmatched in the range and clarity of its analysis, its forceful characterizations, and its vivid language.
Publisher: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2012.
Characteristics: xvi, 310 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.