Erick Eyck (1878–1964) was born in Berlin and educated at the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg. He made his career in law, serving in the Court of Appeals, as a legal correspondent, and as a City Councillor in Charlottenberg and Berlin. In 1937 Dr. Eyck emigrated to England, where he lectured at the Universities of London and Oxford and turned to the writing of history. This volume is based on a series of lectures delivered at Oxford and also on Dr. Eyck's monumental three-colume study Bismarck.
Books by Erich Eyck
"Authoritative, illuminating and easy to read. . . . Dr. Eyck, in his excellent book, has exposed the many fallacies of which Bismarck legend is compounded. His analysis is tragic and austere."—The ObserverMore