Praise for Giles MacDonogh's previous books:
Prussia: 'Well-researched, well-written and important'
Berlin: 'A rich book, packed with information, understanding and enthusiasm, stuffed with wonderful tales well told and suffused by prodigious reading'
Frederick the Great: 'Stylishly written and rich in detail, this biography offers the most rounded portrait of Frederick the Great yet to appear in English'
The Last Kaiser: 'Compelling'