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From Bismarck to the World War
From Bismarck to the World War
By Erich Brandenburg
Oxford University Press, 1927, 556 pp
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Brandenburg's book is the accepted authoritative account of German policy from the time of Bismarck's fall to the outbreak of the war, and for detachment and scholarly impartiality out-ranks any other book on war origins. The author has made full use of the German documents, and has made use of them in a sane way, combining the information they contain with an unrivalled knowledge of the other material available. The book is a masterpiece of its kind.