Our Fritzby Frank Lorenz Müller
In the first comprehensive life of Frederick III, Müller reconstructs how the beloved persona of “Our Fritz” was created and used for various political purposes before and after the emperor’s tragic death from throat cancer. Frederick III served as a canvas onto which different political forces projected their hopes and fears for Germany's future.
How many times have I told a class that if only William I had died earlier, the history of Europe would have been different? Frank Lorenz Müller has made me less certain of that. His excellent biography of Frederick Williamone part biography, one part revisionism and one part cultural historoffers a subtler, more nuanced and less emotional account of "Our Fritz."
A concise, vivid and unfailingly interesting portrait of one of the nineteenth century's most appealing and most unhappy rulers.
James J. Sheehan
- Harvard University Press
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 2 MB
What People are Saying About This
James Retallack, University of Toronto
Christopher Clark, author of Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
Meet the Author
Frank Lorenz Müller is Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of St. Andrews.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews