Books by Tim Blanning

FREDERICK THE GREAT by Tim Blanning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"While the sections about Frederick's childhood and reign are well-written and informative, it is the war coverage that will win over readers looking for a different view of the Seven Years' War."
Prussia owes its reputation as the personification of militarism to Frederick the Great (1712-1786), who, though mocked by his own father as a weakling, foreshadowed Napoleon's military genius. Read full book review >
Released: June 4, 2007

"Blanning is a most lucid interpreter of the past, and readers may find themselves wanting more."
A sprawling, lively history of the era in which the Late Renaissance morphed into the Enlightenment—at least for some lucky Europeans. Read full book review >