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Second Reich: Kaiser Wilhelm II and his Germany. by Harold Kurtz

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Published by Macdonald & Co. in London .
Written in English



  • Germany


  • William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.,
  • Germany -- History -- William II, 1888-1918.

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Bibliography: p. 126.

SeriesMacdonald library of the 20th century
LC ClassificationsDD228 .K85 1970b
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4658698M
ISBN 100356028232
LC Control Number77520999

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