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Dreadnought: Britain,Germany and the Coming of the Great War

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  • Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War (Pimlico) – Paperback (2004)
    by Robert K. Massie

    Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War

    Paperback, Pimlico
    2004
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    1,040 pages

    ISBN: 1844135284
    ISBN-13: 9781844135288

    With the biographer's rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittering figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bulow; Britain's greatest twentieth-century Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey; and Jacky Fisher, the eccentric admiral who revolutionized the British Navy and brought forth for the first true battleship, H.M.S. Dreadnought. Their story, and the story of the era ... Show more

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Reviews of Dreadnought: Britain,Germany and the Coming of the Great War

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OLDFASHIONEDHISTORIAN

excellent

by OLDFASHIONEDHISTORIAN on Feb 23, 2012

This is a fine and sweeping account of European affairs, especially the growing rivalry between Germany and England in the decades leading up to WW I. Long, but very readable. It is not about the famous class of warships given that name, Castles of Steel is. Read Dreadnought first, then Castles.

chris c c
by chris c c on Dec 31, 2011

A very comprehensive review of the diplomatic events leading up to wwl, and how the Dreadnought figured in the causes of WWl.

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