An accessible biography for A level History students that concentrates on the issues that come up time and time again in the AS and A2 exams.; Why historians differ -- an introduction to interpretations and historiography; A brief biography, including a timeline and an 'Understanding Bismarck' box; Issue 1: Was he key to German unification?; Issue 2: How 'liberal' was his Germany?; Issue 3: How successful was his foreign policy after 1871?; Bismarck: an assessment; Further reading; Index
Mike Wells is Head of History, St Mary's Hall, Brighton, and a Senior Examiner for A2 History.Derrick Murphy, the Series Editor, is Deputy Principal, St Dominic's VIth Form College, Harrow, and a Principal Examiner for OCR.