Kaiser Bill!: A New Look at Imperial Germany’s Last Emperor, Wilhelm II 1859-1941

Kaiser Bill!: A New Look at Imperial Germany’s Last Emperor, Wilhelm II 1859-1941Kaiser Bill!: A New Look at Imperial Germany's Last Emperor, Wilhelm II 1859-1941 by Blaine Taylor
ISBN: 9781781550014
Published by Fonthill Media on November 19th 2014
Genres: Royalty, Germany
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Germany’s third and last Emperor, a cautionary tale...

Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Concise Life

Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Concise LifeKaiser Wilhelm II: A Concise Life by John Rohl
ISBN: 9781107420779
Published by Cambridge University Press on August 21st 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty
Pages: 261

Len's Summary: A short version of Röhl’s multi-volume biography of a man emotionally and intellectually unfit to rule over Europe’s most powerful country.

The Emperors: How Europe’s Greatest Rulers Were Destroyed by World War I

The Emperors: How Europe’s Greatest Rulers Were Destroyed by World War IThe Emperors: How Europe's Greatest Rulers Were Destroyed by World War I by Gareth Russell
ISBN: 1445634333
Published by Amberley Publishing on November 19th 2014
Genres: Military, Royalty
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Popular history: The devastating experiences of three ruling houses who were victims of the war.

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-HungaryFranz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary by Karen Owens
ISBN: 9780786476749
Published by McFarland on November 6th 2013
Genres: Austria & Hungary, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Royalty
Pages: 200

Len's Summary: Franz Joseph reigned from 1848 to 1916, taking Austria through three military defeats; Elizabeth was assassinated before war erupted.

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to WarKing, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War by Catrine Clay
ISBN: 0802716237
Published by Walker Books on July 10th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Royalty, History, General, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: Narrative history first published in the UK by Gardners Books last year; written by the British producer/director of a television documentary of the same name. Based in part on royal letters and diaries.

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War IGeorge, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter
ISBN: 9781400079124
Published by Vintage Books on March 8th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, Europe, General
Pages: 498

Len's Summary: The story of three cousins: King George V of Great Britain, Tzar Nicholas II of Russia and Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and the road to war in 1914.

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and TsarinaAlix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 9780312381004
Published by Macmillan on January 17th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. A devoted but tragically flawed couple.

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy PrinceThe Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley
ISBN: 9780812972634
Published by Random House Incorporated on August 12th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Royalty, History, Europe, Great Britain
Pages: 726

Len's Summary: How Queen Victoria’s least favorite son became an effective, respected constitutional monarch and a principal architect of the 1904 Anglo-French Entente. Also in Kindle for $12.59.

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the WorldThe Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World by Greg King, Sue Woolmans
ISBN: 9781250000163
Published by Macmillan on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Military, World War I, Europe, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 432

Len's Summary: Tells the story of the act that sparked WWI while examining the family life, personality and politics of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the context of the Habsburg ruling house of a fissiparous multi-national empire.