Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War

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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780394528335
Branch Call Number: 940 .311 Mas
Characteristics: xxxi, 1007 p. : ill., maps.


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Mar 22, 2013

One of the best books I ever read, the opening chapter is awesome.

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