The Kaiser I Knew; My Fourteen Years With The Kaiser

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byArthur Newton Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE KAISER'S DUAL PERSONALITY If I had come away from Germany in January, 1914, instead of in January, 1918, and had then written the impression I had gained of the Kaiser in the ten years I had known him, ( what a false picture I would have painted of the man! It would have been a picture of a man who in general appearance and bearing was every inch an emperor and yet who could exhibit all the courtesy, affability, and gentleness of the most democratic gentleman; a man soft of eye and kindly in expression; a man of wide reading and attainments, perhaps the most versatile man in the world; a man possessed of a most alert mind, a remarkable memory, and the keenest observation; a man who was not generous in nature and yet was at times considerate of others; a man of charming personality and amiability. It would have shown a man of unparalleled egotism, a man who was impatient of correction and who would brook no opposition. There might have been in the picture a suggestion of the dire lengths to which he would go to have his way, but it would have been only a suggestion. As far as that picture went, it would have been accurate; but it would have been sadly incomplete--with all the lights worked in, but " lacking all the shadows. It took the war and its attendant horrors to reveal the Kaiser in his true colours. The war has not changed his character; it has uncovered it for all the world to see. Early in my association with him I happened to mention to the Kaiser that I appreciated the friendliness he showed me in invariably waving his hand at me as he passed my window when walking along the Tiergarten. "It's a good advertisement for you, Davis," he said. The people see me waving to you and they know you must be a good dentist or I wouldn'...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE KAISER'S DUAL PERSONALITY If I had come away from Germany in January, 1914, instead of in January, 1918, and h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217591663

ISBN - 13:9780217591669

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