The Course of German History James Joll attempts to unearth the deep roots of modern Germany. James Joll | Published in History Today Volume 3 Issue 9 September 1953 Portrait of Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Franz von Lenbach, 1890. Walters Art Museum. Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.