The Order Pour le Mérite. Mystical siren of glass and gold; slave to the whim of Hohenzollern king and emperor. A history more blood-red than blue enamel. This is its story, narrated in vivid color and exquisite detail. Crack the spine and enter a realm of knights and flyers, their common thread a thirst for Prussian Blue.




           
Over 1,000 original large-format color photographs created    especially for this master reference.
A vast exhibit of awards with known PLM recipients.
Never-before published portraits complement a historical essay    of over 60,000 words.
The highest and rarest Pour le Mérites known to exist are    examined in depth for the very first time.
Super-crisp details dissect the PLM like never before.




               “Impeccable...superb...a profound level of scholarship.” – Review / Military Trader Magazine
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