Dreadnought

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Ballantine Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 1040 pages
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"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race. Massie brings to vivid life, such historical figures as the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz, the young, ambitious, Winston Churchill, the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bulow, and many others. Their story, and the story of the era, filled with misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and events leading to unintended conclusions, unfolds like a Greek tratedy in his powerful narrative. Intimately human and dramatic, DREADNOUGHT is history at its most riveting.

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Great historical writing - Goodreads
And very well researched by Massie. - Goodreads
Page turner, I've read it several times. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Mostafa Badreldin - Goodreads

Excellently written narrative of nineteenth century Europe and the years leading up to the Great War. Author really fleshes out the characters and does a really good job putting what in my opinion is a web of interlocking events in an enjoyably readable form. Read full review

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User Review  - Bob H - Goodreads

A sweeping panorama by Robert Massie of England and Germany in the decades before the Great War, centered on the naval arms race that would be a major cause of the conflict (HMS Dreadnought being the ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and modern European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, and "Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.

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