Otto Von Bismarck: Iron Chancellor of Germany (A Wicked History)

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The wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart.

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Heuston teaches European history and recently received her MFA from Norwich University.

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There may be some question as to whether German Chancellor von Bismarck fits as neatly into the A Wicked History series as fellow entrants Adolf Hitler and Attila the Hun. Heuston examines that very question at the book's conclusion and makes a good case for his presence. But readers will have plenty of opportunity to make up their own minds as they read through this concise yet effective book. From his youthful inability to settle down and find his place in the world, through his ruthless governmental career, and then to his final days, during which he might have seen a glimmer of the dark side of his policies, von Bismarck comes across as a complex character, solid in his own judgment. Like other books in this series, this doesn't sensationalize but offers a highly readable introduction to the man and the era in which he acted. The appealing format, with its eye-catching cover and interesting interior art, has much to recommend it, and works well with the thoughtful text. Grades 5-8. --Ilene Cooper

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