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 history the 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.
About the Author
Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus and former provost at Columbia University, is the author of many works of European history, including "Gold and Iron: ""Bismarck"", Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire "and "Einstein s German World".