Albert The Soldier-King: Being the Life Story of Belgium's Beloved Ruler. Harry Irving Shumway. Albert I (1875-1934) was King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. He ruled during an eventful period in the history of Belgium, which included the period of World War I when most of the country was overrun, occupied, and ruled by the German Empire. Albert Léopold Clément Marie Meinrad was born in Brussels, the fifth child and second son of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, and his wife, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. King Albert died in a mountaineering accident in 1934. This biography was written and published that same year. Albert was was succeeded by his son Leopold III.
MA (Boston): L.C. Page & Company, 1935. 1st edition, 2nd printing. 268 pages. Black and white frontis portrait plus additional bl/wh photos. Cloth book is solid, top edge dark/dusty, light soil to the covers, spotting to spine, former owner blind stamp. No dustjacket. Uncommon in this printing. 1 copy only.