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"Sheds new light on Wilhelm's troubled youth, his involvement in social and political scandals and his growing thirst for glory, which, combined with his overwhelming nationalism and passion for the navy provided the impetus for a...
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In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic...
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During the last days of July 1914 telegrams flew between the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar. George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II, known in the family as Georgie, Willy and Nicky, were cousins. Between them they ruled over half the world. They had...

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