In This Review

From Bismarck to the World War
From Bismarck to the World War
By Erich Brandenburg
Oxford University Press, 1927, 556 pp

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.