Michael Epkenhans

Michael Epkenhans, PH.D., is director of the Otto Von Bismarck Foundation, in Hamburg, Germany. He is the author of several works on the Imperial Germany Navy, including "Die wilhelminische Flottenrustung, 1908-1914: Weltmachtstreben, industrieller Fortschritt, soziale Integration [The Wilhelminian Fleet Buildup, 1908- 1914: The Drive for World Power, Industrial Progress, Social Integration"] and a forthcoming full-length biography of Tirpitz. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.