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THE FOUNDING OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE
BY WILLIAM I.
Based chiefly upon Prussian State Doc.u.ments.
Translated from the German of HEINRICH VON SYBEL by Professor MARSHALL LIVINGSTON PERRIN, of the Boston University
The welding together into a mighty united nation of the petty dukedoms and princ.i.p.alities which fifty years ago made up the heterogeniety of Germany was the greatest political feat of this century. Dr. Von Sybel, pre-eminently fitted by nature and training to be the historian of this tremendous creation, had the additional advantage of access to original sources of information in the archives of Prussia, Hanover, Hesse Ca.s.sel, and Na.s.sau, and the State papers and diplomatic correspondence preserved in the foreign office at Berlin. His history, therefore, may be accepted as _absolutely authentic_, and that it has been so accepted is shown by the universal chorus of praise from German critics which greeted its first appearance, and by the fact that within two months of publication fifty thousand copies were sold. Sybel's style is remarkably smooth and attractive, full of vigor, life, and movement, and it has been admirably rendered into idiomatic English by Professor Perrin, whose long residence in Germany made the language like his mother tongue to him. Finely engraved portraits of the Emperors William I., Frederick, and William II., and of Bismarck and Moltke, give additional value to the volumes.
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