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CASTLES OF STEEL: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A monumental study of the maritime aspects of WWI, drawing on a great cast of characters and revisiting little-known battles and watery tombs.Massie is an accomplished maker of knee-buckling tomes (Loosing the Bonds, 1997, etc.). Here, picking up where his Dreadnought (1991) left off, the author begins with the logical outcome of what happens when two contending powers—in this case, Germany and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This is a well-written, enjoyable book that excels at explaining to a layman like myself a most difficult and, frankly, boring subject to the point that I even read the endnotes. Great insight. Made the subject alive and contemporary. Read full review

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

This is a well-written, enjoyable book that excels at explaining to a layman like myself a most difficult and, frankly, boring subject to the point that I even read the endnotes. Great insight. Made the subject alive and contemporary. Read full review

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User Review  - John Coleman - Goodreads

Very nice study on the Great War at sea. Includes All the battles, the leading people involved, and even good detail on the politics of US involvement Read full review

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User Review  - NN Light - Goodreads

This was a much anticipated re-read for me. Having the pleasure of owning Dreadnought by Massie, I was tingling with anticipation to get my hands on this sequel. Re-reading it gave me the same sense ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dirk Verhulst - Goodreads

Well written, as usual. But, a bit too much detail for my liking. Read full review

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My sister Abby and I are both loyal Robert K. Massie readers. She is partial to the books about the Russian nobility. I prefer his nuts and bolts naval histories. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Daniels - Goodreads

My sister Abby and I are both loyal Robert K. Massie readers. She is partial to the books about the Russian nobility. I prefer his nuts and bolts naval histories. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Mr. Massie is unquestionably a genius with regards to historical narrative. At almost no point throughout the nearly 800 pages of this book did I feel bored or disinterested. Massie has a distinct ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kent - Goodreads

At 788 pages the book is not for the weak armed or a short attention span; however for a history lover, and especially nautical history, this was a magnificent story of the British and German navies ... Read full review

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