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Gold and Iron:
Bismark, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire

by Fritz Stern

ISBN 0394740343 / 9780394740348 / 0-394-74034-3
Publisher Vintage
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Winner of the Lionel Trilling Award
Nominated for the National Book Award
A major contribution to our understanding of some of the great themes of modern European historythe relations between Jews and Germans, between economics and politics, between banking and diplomacy. James Joll, The New York Times Book Review
I cannot praise this book too highly. It is a work of original scholarship, both exact and profound. It restores a buried chapter of history and penetrates, with insight and understanding, one of the most disturbing historical problems of modern times. Hugh J. Trevor-Roper, London Sunday Times
[An] extraordinary book, an invaluable contribution to our understanding of Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. Stanley Hoffman, Washington Post Book World
One of the most important historical works of the past few decades. Golo Mann
In many ways this book resembles the great nineteenth-century novels. The Economist [via]