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

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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 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


A recognized authority on modern Europe, Fritz Stern (1938-2016) was a Seth Low Professor of History and former provost at Columbia University. He held three degrees from Columbia, where he taught for over four decades. He also taught at Cornell, Yale, the Free University of Berlin, and the University of Konstanz in West Germany, and as Elie Halevy Professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris. He received a DLitt from Oxford in 1985 and the Leopold-Lucas Prize from the Evangelical-Theological Faculty of the University of Tubingen in 1984. His works include The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present; Dreams and Delusions: National Socialism in the Drama of the German Past; Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire, which was nominated for a National Book Award; The Politics of Cultural Despair; and The Failure of Illiberalism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780394740348
ISBN-10: 0394740343
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 12th, 1979
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Vintage