The Kaiser's Memoirs
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The Kaiser's Memoirs

By German Emperor William II
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  • THE KAISER'S MEMOIRS
    • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I Bismarck
      • HIS GRANDFATHER'S SUCCESSOR
      • THE MAN WITH THE HYENA'S EYES
      • BISMARCK'S CONTINENTAL PREPOSSESSIONS
      • SOURCE OF RUSSIAN ENMITY
      • INTERCOURT POLITICS
      • TO OFFER DARDANELLES TO RUSSIA
      • PROPHECY OF RUSSIAN DOWNFALL
      • RELIEF AT CHANCELLOR'S DISMISSAL
      • GERMANY AS PEACEMAKER
      • HE BECOMES EMPEROR
      • VICTORIA'S HAND IS FELT
      • CONFLICT ON TURKISH POLICY
      • HIS ATTITUDE TOWARD PARTIES
      • THE BREAK WITH BISMARCK
      • HANDLING A COAL STRIKE
      • FURTHER CONFLICT WITH CHANCELLOR
      • BISMARCK'S LABOR VIEWS
      • GERMAN SOCIAL PROBLEMS
      • "WELFARE WORK" AT THE COURT
      • THE CHANCELLOR IN ACTION
    • HIS GRANDFATHER'S SUCCESSOR
    • THE MAN WITH THE HYENA'S EYES
    • BISMARCK'S CONTINENTAL PREPOSSESSIONS
    • SOURCE OF RUSSIAN ENMITY
    • INTERCOURT POLITICS
    • TO OFFER DARDANELLES TO RUSSIA
    • PROPHECY OF RUSSIAN DOWNFALL
    • RELIEF AT CHANCELLOR'S DISMISSAL
    • GERMANY AS PEACEMAKER
    • HE BECOMES EMPEROR
    • VICTORIA'S HAND IS FELT
    • CONFLICT ON TURKISH POLICY
    • HIS ATTITUDE TOWARD PARTIES
    • THE BREAK WITH BISMARCK
    • HANDLING A COAL STRIKE
    • FURTHER CONFLICT WITH CHANCELLOR
    • BISMARCK'S LABOR VIEWS
    • GERMAN SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    • "WELFARE WORK" AT THE COURT
    • THE CHANCELLOR IN ACTION
    • CHAPTER II Caprivi
      • BISMARCK'S SUCCESSOR
      • THE DEAL FOR HELIGOLAND
    • BISMARCK'S SUCCESSOR
    • THE DEAL FOR HELIGOLAND
    • CHAPTER III Hohenlohe
      • SOME DIPLOMATIC FENCING
      • THE SEIZURE OF TSING-TAO
      • QUEST FOR COALING STATIONS
      • FINDS SEED OF WORLD WAR[3]
      • DEVELOPMENT OF TSING-TAO
      • REPROACHES FOR JAPAN
      • THE KRUGER TELEGRAM[5]
      • SAYS HE SIGNED AGAINST HIS WILL
      • DEAL WITH CECIL RHODES
      • PEN SKETCH OF HOHENLOHE
      • CHANCELLOR'S RETIREMENT
    • SOME DIPLOMATIC FENCING
    • THE SEIZURE OF TSING-TAO
    • QUEST FOR COALING STATIONS
    • FINDS SEED OF WORLD WAR[3]
    • DEVELOPMENT OF TSING-TAO
    • REPROACHES FOR JAPAN
    • THE KRUGER TELEGRAM[5]
    • SAYS HE SIGNED AGAINST HIS WILL
    • DEAL WITH CECIL RHODES
    • PEN SKETCH OF HOHENLOHE
    • CHANCELLOR'S RETIREMENT
    • CHAPTER IV Bülow
      • BÜLOW A DISCIPLE OF BISMARCK
      • HOLSTEIN'S SECRET POWER
      • DISMISSAL—AND AN ENEMY
      • BRITISH ALLIANCE FAILS
      • AGAIN KAISER "GIVES IN"
      • NEGOTIATIONS FRUITLESS
      • FINDS FAULT WITH CONSERVATIVES
      • HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BÜLOW
      • DEFENDS FAMOUS INTERVIEW[6]
      • A BREAK WITH BÜLOW
    • BÜLOW A DISCIPLE OF BISMARCK
    • HOLSTEIN'S SECRET POWER
    • DISMISSAL—AND AN ENEMY
    • BRITISH ALLIANCE FAILS
    • AGAIN KAISER "GIVES IN"
    • NEGOTIATIONS FRUITLESS
    • FINDS FAULT WITH CONSERVATIVES
    • HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH BÜLOW
    • DEFENDS FAMOUS INTERVIEW[6]
    • A BREAK WITH BÜLOW
    • CHAPTER V Bethmann
      • RECEIVES BRITISH ROYALTY
      • "EDWARD THE ENCIRCLER"
      • THE PICHON CONVERSATION
      • FINDS FAULT WITH BETHMANN
      • EARLY GERMAN VICTORIES
      • CHANCELLOR'S DIPLOMATIC POWER
      • DISCLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
      • FESTIVITIES IN ENGLAND
      • SURPRISE AT BRITISH NOTE
      • DIPLOMATIC PREPAREDNESS
      • SELECTION OF CHURCHILL
      • SUSPECTS ENGLISH PURPOSES
      • COUNTERCHARGES OF CHEATING
      • DEFENDS NAVAL PROGRAM
      • KINGSHIP OF ALBANIA
      • OPPOSED CHOICE OF GERMAN
      • REQUIREMENTS OF A RULER
    • RECEIVES BRITISH ROYALTY
    • "EDWARD THE ENCIRCLER"
    • THE PICHON CONVERSATION
    • FINDS FAULT WITH BETHMANN
    • EARLY GERMAN VICTORIES
    • CHANCELLOR'S DIPLOMATIC POWER
    • DISCLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
    • FESTIVITIES IN ENGLAND
    • SURPRISE AT BRITISH NOTE
    • DIPLOMATIC PREPAREDNESS
    • SELECTION OF CHURCHILL
    • SUSPECTS ENGLISH PURPOSES
    • COUNTERCHARGES OF CHEATING
    • DEFENDS NAVAL PROGRAM
    • KINGSHIP OF ALBANIA
    • OPPOSED CHOICE OF GERMAN
    • REQUIREMENTS OF A RULER
    • CHAPTER VI My Co-workers in the Administration
      • ACADEMY'S SHACKLES BROKEN
    • ACADEMY'S SHACKLES BROKEN
    • CHAPTER VII Science and Art
      • CHEMICAL RESEARCH
      • KAISER'S RUSSIAN FORESIGHT
      • ARCHITECTURAL INTERESTS
      • "ILIAD" AS A GUIDE BOOK
    • CHEMICAL RESEARCH
    • KAISER'S RUSSIAN FORESIGHT
    • ARCHITECTURAL INTERESTS
    • "ILIAD" AS A GUIDE BOOK
    • CHAPTER VIII My Relations with the Church
      • FRIENDSHIP FOR POPE LEO XIII
      • "SWORD OF CATHOLIC CHURCH"
      • DOCTOR DRYANDER'S INFLUENCE
      • THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM
      • SCHOLARSHIP AND RELIGION
      • KAISER'S THEOLOGY
    • FRIENDSHIP FOR POPE LEO XIII
    • "SWORD OF CATHOLIC CHURCH"
    • DOCTOR DRYANDER'S INFLUENCE
    • THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM
    • SCHOLARSHIP AND RELIGION
    • KAISER'S THEOLOGY
    • CHAPTER IX Army and Navy
      • BELIEVES OFFICERS STILL LOYAL
      • BETTER MILITARY EQUIPMENT
      • FIGHT IN THE REICHSTAG
      • FEVERISH HASTE FOR NAVY
      • COLONEL GOETHAL'S VISIT
      • COMING OF THE DREADNAUGHT
      • IMPATIENT FOR U-BOATS
    • BELIEVES OFFICERS STILL LOYAL
    • BETTER MILITARY EQUIPMENT
    • FIGHT IN THE REICHSTAG
    • FEVERISH HASTE FOR NAVY
    • COLONEL GOETHAL'S VISIT
    • COMING OF THE DREADNAUGHT
    • IMPATIENT FOR U-BOATS
    • CHAPTER X The Outbreak of War
      • SAYS WAR WAS NOT FORESEEN
      • RUSSIAN CROWN COUNCIL
      • THE COSSACK'S TESTIMONY
      • STORES OF ENGLISH COATS
      • PROUD OF GERMAN ARMY
    • SAYS WAR WAS NOT FORESEEN
    • RUSSIAN CROWN COUNCIL
    • THE COSSACK'S TESTIMONY
    • STORES OF ENGLISH COATS
    • PROUD OF GERMAN ARMY
    • CHAPTER XI The Pope and Peace
      • URGES PAPAL INTERCESSION
      • SCOUTS DANGER FROM "PIAZZA"
      • WINS PROMISE OF ACTION
    • URGES PAPAL INTERCESSION
    • SCOUTS DANGER FROM "PIAZZA"
    • WINS PROMISE OF ACTION
    • CHAPTER XII End of the War and My Abdication
      • MOVEMENT FOR ABDICATION
      • SAYS ARMY WAS STILL STRONG
      • "JOYFULLY RECEIVED" BY ARMY
      • SOCIALIST ACTIVITY
      • PRINCE MAX INSISTENT
      • DENIES HE FORSOOK FOLLOWERS
      • PROUD OF THE ARMY
    • MOVEMENT FOR ABDICATION
    • SAYS ARMY WAS STILL STRONG
    • "JOYFULLY RECEIVED" BY ARMY
    • SOCIALIST ACTIVITY
    • PRINCE MAX INSISTENT
    • DENIES HE FORSOOK FOLLOWERS
    • PROUD OF THE ARMY
    • CHAPTER XIII The Enemy Tribunal and the Neutral Tribunal
      • RECALLS PLIGHT OF VERCINGETORIX
      • HINDENBURG'S LETTER
      • THE KAISER'S LETTER
      • SILENT UNDER ATTACKS
      • CALLS ACCUSATION FUTILE
    • RECALLS PLIGHT OF VERCINGETORIX
    • HINDENBURG'S LETTER
    • THE KAISER'S LETTER
    • SILENT UNDER ATTACKS
    • CALLS ACCUSATION FUTILE
    • CHAPTER XIV The Question of Guilt
      • NAVY MERELY PROTECTIVE
      • PURPOSE OF "ENCIRCLEMENT"
      • SOUGHT ENGLAND'S FRIENDSHIP
      • GRAND DUKE'S VISIT
      • AMERICAN FACTORS IN DEFEAT
      • FOURTEEN POINTS ABANDONED
      • ACCEPTED "SIGHT UNSEEN"
      • INADEQUATE PREPAREDNESS
      • BLAMES FRANCE FOR 1870
      • "MISTAKEN, BUT NOT GUILTY"
      • CHARGES ENGLISH INSINCERITY
      • HOPES FOR VERSAILLES REACTION
    • NAVY MERELY PROTECTIVE
    • PURPOSE OF "ENCIRCLEMENT"
    • SOUGHT ENGLAND'S FRIENDSHIP
    • GRAND DUKE'S VISIT
    • AMERICAN FACTORS IN DEFEAT
    • FOURTEEN POINTS ABANDONED
    • ACCEPTED "SIGHT UNSEEN"
    • INADEQUATE PREPAREDNESS
    • BLAMES FRANCE FOR 1870
    • "MISTAKEN, BUT NOT GUILTY"
    • CHARGES ENGLISH INSINCERITY
    • HOPES FOR VERSAILLES REACTION
    • CHAPTER XV The Revolution and Germany's Future
      • WIND AND WHIRLWIND
      • ANOTHER GERMAN MISTAKE
    • WIND AND WHIRLWIND
    • ANOTHER GERMAN MISTAKE
    • FOOTNOTES
    • INDEX
    • TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE
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