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Books on the Hohenzollerns
« on: February 10, 2005, 09:45:31 AM »
From 1888, has anyone ever heard of this book?  I just got it at an auction.  By Achibald Forbes.  Fake or fiction ? please let me know.thanks, F.

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 03:27:39 PM »
Is there a good biography of the Kaiser, Wilhelm 2? Please, who can tell me?

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 03:37:46 PM »
John van der Kiste's one is not bad, if I remember correctly. I think it's called 'William II: Germany's Last Emperor' or something of the kind.
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 12:47:17 AM »
I read "Wilhelm the Impetitious" by Jiles McDanaugh (if I am correct in his name). Quite good book.

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 09:18:11 AM »
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John Rohr's biography - not complete - he's written two massive volumes so far - is amazing.  So much access to material, that everything pales by comparison  - with on exception - the two volume bio by Lamar Cecil.
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 09:28:11 AM »
I read the Cecil ones. Sort of dry in narrative but lots of information. The Rohl book--at least the 1st volume--is VERY expensive. Try Interlibrary Loan if possible. The German version is available at a good price and the English version of the other Rohl books on Wilhem are available at reasonable prices.
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 10:16:44 AM »
I managed to get the 2 Röhl books through the interlibrary loan - wonderful reading !!! I would really recommand them. I read them in German but they also can be found in english.
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 11:33:34 AM »
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I read the Cecil ones. Sort of dry in narrative but lots of information. The Rohl book--at least the 1st volume--is VERY expensive. Try Interlibrary Loan if possible. The German version is available at a good price and the English version of the other Rohl books on Wilhem are available at reasonable prices.



the second volume is even more expensive
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006, 01:36:11 PM »
What are the prices, mrs. Koenig? :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 02:25:44 PM »
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What are the prices, mrs. Koenig? :)


The books are about in the $130-175 range
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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2006, 01:21:23 PM »
I have just discovered that a new German bio about Vicky is to be published in March this year :
Kaiserin Friedrich - Victoria, eine Engländerin in Deutschland by Franz Herre (Hohenheim Verlag).

It can be pre-ordered on the german amazon. Cannot wait to read it !!!


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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2006, 03:56:45 PM »
Oh cool ;D
I think I will buy it ;D

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 12:45:33 AM »
 :( Pity that book will be in only in German...

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2006, 04:53:31 PM »
i have been looking for a good biogragraphy on kaiser wilhem II in either book or film documentary form without any success.  could it be true that no one cared to write or produce one?  any leads would be appreciated.  thankx in advance.

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Re: Books on the Hohenzollerns
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2006, 01:24:45 PM »
Try "The Last Kaiser" by Giles MacDonough.  I was thoroughly unimpressed with it because it focused more on politics and less on the subject that any respectable biography should.  There's also a series by Lamar Cecil that's supposed to be good. 
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