Über den Autor
Emil Ludwig (originally named Emil Cohn) was born in Breslau, now part of Poland. Born into a Jewish family, he was raised as a non-Jew but was not baptized. "Many persons have become Jews since Hitler," he said. "I have been a Jew since the murder of Walther Rathenau [in 1922], from which date I have emphasized that I am a Jew." Ludwig studied law but chose writing as a career. At first he wrote plays and novellas, also working as a journalist. In 1906, he moved to Switzerland, but, during World War I, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt in Vienna and Istanbul. He became a Swiss citizen in 1932, later emigrating to the United States in 1940.
This vintage book is Emil Ludwig's 1930 biography, "Bismarck - The Story of A Fighter". This landmark biography presents a vivid historical and psychological picture of the man of "blood and iron", and delves more into the life and mind of Otto Von Bismark than any preceding attempt. A fantastically detailed and authentic biography of the man who dominated European affairs in the late nineteenth century, "Bismarck - The Story of A Fighter" constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in Germany history. Contents include: "Book One: 1815-1851, The Wanderer", "Book Two: 1852-1862, The Striver", "Book Three: 1862-1871, The Builder", "Book Four: 1872-1888, The Ruler", and "Book Five: 1888-1898, The Outcast". Emil Ludwig (1881-1948) was a German writer, most famous for his biographies of great historical figures. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.