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Author Blanning, T. C. W., author.

Title Frederick the Great : King of Prussia / Tim Blanning.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2016]


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 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  943.053 BLA    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B FRE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B FRE    AVAILABLE
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Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxvii, 653 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits, genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Note "Originally published in the UK by Allen Lane"--Title page verso.
Summary A portrait of the contradictory ruler who helped elevate Prussia to a first-rate power in the eighteenth century explores such topics as his military accomplishments, his long relationship with Voltaire, and his embrace of Enlightenment philosophies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-621) and index.
Contents Part I: The sufferings and greatness of Frederick. The inheritance ; The breaking of Frederick ; The making of Frederick ; The making of Frederick (part two) ; The masterful servant of the state ; Culture -- Part II: War and peace. Peace and war, 1745-1756 ; The Seven Years War : the first three campaigns ; The Seven Years War : disaster and survival ; The Seven Years War : why Frederick won ; A long peace, a short war and double diplomacy -- Part III: On the home front. Public and nation ; Light and dark on the home front ; Country and town ; At court and at home -- Conclusion: Death and transfiguration.
Subject Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786.
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786 -- Military leadership.
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786 -- Influence.
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786. (OCoLC)fst00054639
Seven Years' War (1756-1763) (OCoLC)fst01113636
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Subject Seven Years' War, 1756-1763.
Enlightenment -- Germany -- Prussia.
Social change -- Germany -- Prussia -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment. (OCoLC)fst00912527
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Prussia (Germany) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Prussia (Germany) -- History -- Frederick II, 1740-1786.
Prussia (Germany) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Germany -- Prussia. (OCoLC)fst01225278
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781400068128 (hardcover) (acid-free paper)
1400068126 (hardcover) (acid-free paper)

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