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Dreadnought - Robert K. Massie
Dreadnought
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"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."CHICAGO SUN-TIMESPulitzer 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... show more
"A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters."CHICAGO SUN-TIMESPulitzer 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345375568 (0345375564)
ASIN: 345375564
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 1040
Edition language: English
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5.0 Dreadnought
Well after a long lover affair with this book, I have finished and it is yet another favorite by Robert K. Massie. This book is massive in every way. It covers the detailed history of England and Germany in the decades leading up to the start of World War I. I learned a great deal about this peri...
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