George, Nicholas and Wilhelm Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I Modern History Miranda Carter Knopf 2010 Hardback 500 pages Illustrated 1400043638 | 9781400043637 | Product code: 87467 In 1910, three European powers were ruled by three cousins: Britain by King George V, Russia by Tsar Nicholas II and Germany by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Drawing on the sovereigns' correspondence and a host of other documents, this compelling narrative history evokes the claustrophobic world of family rivalry, palace intrigue and diplomatic brinkmanship through which these men stumbled towards the most destructive conflict the world had ever known; a war which would cost one his throne and another his life. Previously sold as 'The Three Emperors.' Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edges. American cut.