Author: Robert B. Asprey
Frederick the Great - The Magnificent Enigma
Ticknor & Fields
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Frederick the Great was not a particularly nice human being. He was a misanthrope and a misogynist, a cynic and a manipulator. He transcended his times neither as soldier, nor as statesman, nor as reformer. Nevertheless, by establishing Prussia as a great power, by presenting that power in military terms, and by establishing the state as a matrix with its ruler at the center, Frederick left an enduring legacy. Robert Asprey's biography reveals the taproots of the modern era.