Frederick the Great

By: Fraser, David

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First American edition. 2001 Hard Cover. viii, [8], 703, [1] pp. 8vo. Chronicles the life of the legendary ruler, artistic patron, man of letters, lawgiver, and military commander, examining his use of strategy and psychology within the context of eighteenth-century European diplomacy. This year's 300th anniversary of the founding of the Prussian state has seen the publication of a number of new books on this pivotal European country and its rulers. Fraser, a British general and the author of numerous works of history and fiction, first published this biography of the Prussian ruler in Great Britain. An enlightened ruler who was a musician, patron of the arts, and friend to Voltaire, Frederick the Great was also the architect of Prussia's military success against another great monarch, the Habsburg Maria Theresa. His lifetime of command ultimately led to the formation of Prussia's ongoing military and political strength in Europe. This engaging biography emphasizes Frederick's military strategy and political prowess but does not neglect the man, his family, and his contributions to the Enlightenment. Written in a felicitous manner that captures Frederick's many-faceted personality and the spirit of his times, this book will be the standard biography of this fascinating ruler for years to come. In its emphasis on military history and strategy, Fraser's book complements Giles McDonough's Frederick the Great (LJ 4/15/00), which devotes significantly more attention to Frederick's role as patron of the arts and linchpin of an enlightened court. - Library Journal

Title: Frederick the Great

Author: Fraser, David

Categories: European, Political,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Fromm International: 2001

ISBN Number: 0880642610

ISBN Number 13: 9780880642613

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2286120