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."
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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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Fascinating book well written and keeps your interest going, some very interesting insights into the unfolding of events leading up to the war Read full review

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User Review  - Ronald Darbisi - Goodreads

A long book, but great insight into the Royal European families and the inrigue of pre-WW1 geo-political intrigues. Of course a great read for the Naval historian as it details the "arms race" of the late 19th century. 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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