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With Frederick The Great: A Story of the Seven Years' War

With Frederick The Great: A Story of the Seven Years' War by George Alfred Henty
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With Frederick The Great by George Alfred Henty is a captivating historical novel that delves into the intricacies of the Seven Years' War. The story follows the life of Frederick II of Prussia, a brilliant military strategist who faces numerous challenges as he navigates through the complexities of European politics and warfare.

Henty's gripping narrative captures the essence of the era, providing readers with a vivid depiction of the key events and battles that shaped the course of history. The author's attention to detail and thorough research is evident throughout the book, bringing to life the personalities and events of the period with remarkable clarity.

The character of Frederick the Great is portrayed with depth and complexity, showcasing his strategic brilliance as well as his personal struggles and dilemmas. Henty skillfully weaves together elements of action, drama, and political intrigue, keeping readers engaged from start to finish.

Overall, With Frederick The Great is a well-crafted historical novel that offers a compelling insight into one of the most significant conflicts of the 18th century. Fans of historical fiction and military history will find much to appreciate in this meticulously researched and engaging book.

Book Description:
Among the great wars of history there are few, if any, instances of so long and successfully sustained a struggle, against enormous odds, as that of the Seven Years' War, maintained by Prussia--then a small and comparatively insignificant kingdom--against Russia, Austria, and France simultaneously, who were aided also by the forces of most of the minor principalities of Germany. The population of Prussia was not more than five millions, while that of the Allies considerably exceeded a hundred millions. Prussia could put, with the greatest efforts, but a hundred and fifty thousand men into the field, and as these were exhausted she had but small reserves to draw upon; while the Allies could, with comparatively little difficulty, put five hundred thousand men into the field, and replenish them as there was occasion. That the struggle was successfully carried on, for seven years, was due chiefly to the military genius of the king; to his indomitable perseverance; and to a resolution that no disaster could shake, no situation, although apparently hopeless, appall. Something was due also, at the commencement of the war, to the splendid discipline of the Prussian army at that time; but as comparatively few of those who fought at Lobositz could have stood in the ranks at Torgau, the quickness of the Prussian people to acquire military discipline must have been great; and this was aided by the perfect confidence they felt in their king, and the enthusiasm with which he inspired them. (

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