FREDERICK THE GREAT: KING OF PRUSSIA
672pp., 16 plates, P.B. 2016 reissue. Frederick the Great – a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers. Tim Blanning’s brilliant new biography recreates a remarkable era, a world which would be swept away shortly after Frederick’s death by the French Revolution.