Germany and England

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New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1914. xiv, 152, [8] pages. Footnotes. Introduction by Joseph H. Choate. Cover has some wear and soiling. John Adam Cramb (4 May 1862 - October 1913) was a Scottish historian. In 1893 he was appointed Professor of Modern History at Queen's College, London. His last series of lectures was delivered in February and March, 1913, the subject being the relations between England and Germany. He was engaged in preparing these lectures for publication when, in October 1913, he died. Inscribed by E. R. Simonds to Duncan Clinch Phillips (the son of Elias Phillips and Mary Mahon Ormsby) was born in March 1838 at the Ormsby family homestead called "The White House" in what was later the South Side of Pittsburgh. He was educated at St James College in Maryland and Brown University, in RI. During the civil war, Phillips rose to the rank of Major of the Company M, 4th PA cavalry. D C Phillips was associated with Phillips and Company. He was the father of artist and critic Duncan Phillips. This little book is one that every American should read, because it is not only a gem in itself, and worthy to be placed among English Classics for its clearness of thought and expression, its restrained eloquence, and its broad historical knowledge, but because it explains very lucidly, not the occasion, but the cause (the deep-seated cause) of the present war. The occasion, so greedily seized upon by Germany, was the refusal of Servia to yield to the impossible ultimatum of Austria. Austria and Servia, and the loudly proclaimed racial conflict between Slav and Serb, have already vanished from the scene and are of little account now. The real cause, as shown by Professor Cramb, is the intense hatred of Germany for England, and her lofty ambition to establish a world empire upon the ruins of the British Empire. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Good.

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