Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871 (2020)

Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871 Michael Knox Beran Forge of Empires Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made In the space of a single decade three leaders liberated tens of millions of souls remade their own vast countries and altered forever the forms of national power Abraham Lincoln freed a subjugated
  • Title: Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871
  • Author: Michael Knox Beran
  • ISBN: 9780743270694
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871 Michael Knox Beran In the space of a single decade, three leaders liberated tens of millions of souls, remade their own vast countries, and altered forever the forms of national power Abraham Lincoln freed a subjugated race and transformed the American Republic.Tsar Alexander II broke the chains of the serfs and brought the rule of law to Russia.Otto von Bismarck threw over the petty TeutonIn the space of a single decade, three leaders liberated tens of millions of souls, remade their own vast countries, and altered forever the forms of national power Abraham Lincoln freed a subjugated race and transformed the American Republic.Tsar Alexander II broke the chains of the serfs and brought the rule of law to Russia.Otto von Bismarck threw over the petty Teutonic princes, defeated the House of Austria and the last of the imperial Napoleons, and united the German nation.The three statesmen forged the empires that would dominate the twentieth century through two world wars, the Cold War, and beyond Each of the three was a revolutionary, yet each consolidated a nation that differed profoundly from the others in its conceptions of liberty, power, and human destiny Michael Knox Beran s Forge of Empires brilliantly entwines the stories of the three epochal transformations and their fateful legacies Telling the stories from the point of view of those who participated in the momentous events among them Walt Whitman and Friedrich Nietzsche, Mary Chesnut and Leo Tolstoy, Napoleon III and the Empress Eug nie Beran weaves a rich tapestry of high drama and human pathos Great events often turned on the decisions of a few lone souls, and each of the three statesmen faced moments of painful doubt or denial as well as significant decisions that would redefine their nations.With its vivid narrative and memorable portraiture, Forge of Empires sheds new light on a question of perennial importance How are free states made, and how are they unmade In the same decade that saw freedom s victories, one of the trinity of liberators revealed himself as an enemy to the free state, and another lost heart What Lincoln called the germ of freedom, which was to grow and expand into the universal liberty of mankind, came close to being annihilated in a world crisis that pitted the free state against new philosophies of terror and coercion Forge of Empires is a masterly story of one of history s most significant decades.
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  1. Jeremy Perron

    Once on a Star Trek documentary I heard Leonard Nimoy discuss an old Chinese curse, may you live in interesting times In that documentary, Nimoy is referring to the 1960s However, this book talks about times that may have been far interesting, the 1860s Often, we in the United States are so obsessed and fascinated with ourselves that we forget the rest of the world exists Which is why are sports champions are always titled the World Champions despite the fact that they are just playing in the U [...]

  2. rmn

    I think a lot of people don t read history books because they fear the books will be long, boring, and full of words only a professor would use Well this is exactly such a book.The author tries to link Lincoln, Bismarck, and Alexander II over the ten year period from 1860 1870 However, instead of showing any real links between the philosophies of the three, you get spliced together histories of the three countries over that time period It would probably be beneficial to just read separate, det [...]

  3. Julie

    Have read several times over the past 6 years.This book should be required reading for ALL high school students So well written andportrays the world powers and how decisions made atthat time have impacted our world as we know it today.Have passed it on to several friends and family members.

  4. Margaret Sankey

    Nothing new historically, but a vivid running parallel of the rise of America, United Germany and Czarist Russia as World Powers during the decade 1861 1871 with Lincoln, Bismarck and Alexander II pulling off massive changes in governmental power and achieving vastly different results Plus breech loading rifles.

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