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Noble Endeavours The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories by Miranda Seymour
  

Noble Endeavours The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories

Biography / Autobiography   History   World War One Literature   

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With so many links between Germany and England how was it we came to fight two such catastrophic wars? The ties between Royalty, Families, Business and Culture were many and various as the examples chosen by Miranda Seymour show. A wide-ranging collection of sources give us stories of cultural exploration, family and on the dark side, the many English who shamefully supported Hitler and the spies who were betrayed. The book holds your interest from beginning to end, a view of two cultures and of war and peace.

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Noble Endeavours The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories by Miranda Seymour

On the eve of marking the centenary of the opening of the hostilities that devastated the world and changed its history, old wounds gape rawly open. No two countries in Europe possess a stronger history of cultural and familial sympathy, trust and mutual respect than Britain and Germany. This book sets out the diverse stories of some of the people who contributed to the building of a house of shared dreams and aspirations, of mutual enlightenment and fruitful exchange. These are the stories of emperors, kings and queens, of travellers, writers, artists, students and political exiles; of ambassadors, reformers and the families so closely woven into the fabric of both countries that, when war came, divided loyalties ripped them apart. All these people have played their part. All, in their different ways, are remarkable; all deserve to be called noble for what they set out to achieve. All - glimpsed here only at the point where they contribute to the story of England and Germany - have earned their place in a history of the love and mutual admiration that two nations once shared - and that they deserve to share again.

About the Author

Miranda Seymour, author of the award-winning In My Father's House has written many acclaimed novels and biographies, including lives of Mary Shelley, Robert Graves, Ottoline Morrell and Helle Nice, the Bugatti Queen.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Miranda Seymour

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
World War One Literature

Biography: historical, political & military
True stories: discovery / historical / scientific
European history

ISBN

9781849830157

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