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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."
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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Its a very long and details history of 19th century Britain and Germany, with Navy stuff finally at about 45% through the book. Its good but its long. Read full review

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The title really has little to do with the substance of the book. The book was decent, but not what I intended to read about. I thought it was excessively long winded in some areas with all the back ... 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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