This text focuses on the history of the Prussian army from the Thirty Years War to the unification of Germany in the Franco-Prussian War. The author uses an entertaining, readable format to describe the rise of militarism in Prussia. The book focuses on Frederick William's role in Prussian military history, providing special attention to descriptions of land battles and combat for non-technical readers. It concludes with a brief analysis of militarism in Germany and a comment on the fate of common Prussian soldiers in peace and in war. This book serves as an introductory text. It will be highly appropriate for a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, and sociology. More specifically, it will provide beneficial reading in ROTC programs and education programs on military or peace studies.
Publisher: University Press of America