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Blood and Iron Origin of German Empire As Revealed by Character of Its Founder, Bismarck   By: (1868-)

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BLOOD and IRON

Origin of German Empire As Revealed by Character of Its Founder, Bismarck

BY

JOHN HUBERT GREUSEL

THE SHAKESPEARE PRESS 114 116 E. 28th St. New York 1915

Copyright, 1915, John Hubert Greusel

Dedicated to Stella My Wife

CONTENTS

BOOK THE FIRST: BISMARCK'S HUMAN ESSENCE

Chapter I The Man Himself 1. The Giant's Ponderous Hammer 2. Grossly Human Is Our Bismarck 3. Despite Political Bogs 4. Genius Combined with Foibles

Chapter II Blood Will Tell 5. Iron headed Ancestry 6. Animal Basis of Rise to Power 7. "The Wooden Donkey Dies Today!"

Chapter III The Gothic Cradle 8. The Child of Destiny 9. Soft Carl, Spartan Louise

Chapter IV Sunshine and Shadow 10. Amazing Powers of Hereditary Traits 11. The Wolf's Breed 12. Twenty eight Duels! 13. Fizzle of First Official Service

BOOK THE SECOND: THE GERMAN NATIONAL PROBLEM

Chapter V The Great Sorrow 14. The German Crazy Quilt 15. The Diamond Necklace

Chapter VI Prussia's De Profundis 16. The Lash and the Kiss 17. The Prussian Downfall 18. Prussia Becomes Germany 19. Kingcraft Comes Upon Evil Days 20. The Star of Hope 21. The King Keeps Reading His Bible 22. The Deluge

BOOK THE THIRD: BISMARCK SUPPORTS HIS KING

Chapter VII Fighting Fire with Fire 23. Voice in the Wilderness 24. The Young Giant 25. Speechless for One Whole Month 26. Bellowing His Defiance

Chapter VIII Bismarck Suffers a Great Shock 27. Bismarck Scorns French Political Millennium 28. Militarism as National Salvation 29. King Marches with Mob!

Chapter IX So Much the Worse for Zeitgeist 30. Not Politics Human Nature 31. Setting Back the Century Clock 32. The Master at Work 33. Bismarck Nudges His King 34. Mystical High flown Speeches

BOOK THE FOURTH: BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER

Chapter X Socrates in Politics 35. The Frankfort School of Intrigue 36. Preparing for German Unity 37. Tyrants Are Necessary 38. Bismarck, in Naked Realism

Chapter XI The Mailed Fist 39. Democracy Stems from Aristocracy 40. Parallel Elements of Power

Chapter XII By Blood and Iron! 41. The Man of the Hour 42. Rough and Tumble 43. On Comes the Storm 44. Bismarck Decides to Rule Alone

Chapter XIII The Dream of Empire 45. Bismarck Tricks Them All 46. Prussian Domination Essential 47. By Faith Ye Shall Conquer 48. Was Bismarck a Beast?

BOOK THE FIFTH: THE GERMAN PEOPLE ARE ONE AND UNITED

Chapter XIV Windrows of Corpses 49. Devil or Saint, Which? 50. Sleeping Beside the Dead 51. The Rejected Stone 52. His Ikon? 53. "The Dying Warrior" 54. Sadowa Summed Up 55. Manure

Chapter XV The Great Year, 1870 56. "These Poor Times" 57. The Bugle Blast 58. Bismarck's Ironical Revenge 59. The Weaver's Hut 60. Zenith!

Chapter XVI The Versailles Masterpiece 61. The Kaiser's Crown 62. Divine right, a Politico Military Fact

BOOK THE SIXTH: ONCE A MAN AND TWICE A CHILD

Chapter XVII The Downfall 63. Bismarck's Secret Discontent 64. "Who Made United Germany?" 65. The Irony of Fate 66. Last Illusion Dispelled 67. Binding Up the Old Man's Wounds 68. Awaiting the Call 69. Refuses to Pass Under the Yoke 70. Glory Turns to Ashes

Chapter XVIII Hail and Farewell 71. His Final and Most Glorious Decoration 72. "As One Asleep"

BOOK THE FIRST

Bismarck's Human Essence

CHAPTER I

The Man Himself

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