"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."
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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Review: DreadnoughtUser Review - Kym Andrew Robinson - Goodreads
An excellent and in depth read which covers the lead up to the Great War with a specific naval edge. A great focus is placed on the German and English naval arms race with consideration to the major ... Read full review
Review: DreadnoughtUser Review - Tim Feldhausen - Goodreads
Massie provides a superb look, in his trademark style, of the arms race that led to the First World War. As we begin the centennial of that horrific struggle, this book is now more timely to read and contemplate. Read full review