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Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War

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A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer's rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow; Britain's greatest twentieth-century foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey; and Jacky Fisher, the eccentric admiral who revolutionized the British navy and brought forth the first true battleship, the H.M.S. Dreadnought . Their story, and the story of the era, filled with misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and events leading to unintended conclusions, unfolds like a Greek tragedy in this powerful narrative. Intimately human and dramatic, Dreadnought is history at its most riveting. Praise for Dreadnought " Dreadnought is history in the grand manner, as most people prefer it: how people shaped, or were shaped by, events." -- Time "A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era . . . engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters." -- Chicago Sun-Times "[Told] on a grand scale . . . Massie [is] a master of historical portraiture and anecdotage." -- The Wall Street Journal "Brilliant on everything he writes about ships and the sea. It is Massie's eye for detail that makes his nautical set pieces so marvelously evocative." -- Los Angeles Times
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Grouped Work ID 6168187c-b456-8b6a-80a6-b48f4bebe386
Grouping Title dreadnought britain germany and the coming of the great war
Grouping Author massie robert k
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-08 04:17:55AM
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publishDate 1991, 1992
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subject_facet Edward -- VII, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1841-1910, Europe -- Politics and government -- 1871-1918, Germany -- History -- William II, 1888-1918, Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910, William -- II, -- German Emperor, -- 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
title_display Dreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the great war
title_full Dreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War / Robert K. Massie, Dreadnought : Britain, Germany, and the coming of the great war / by Robert K. Massie
title_short Dreadnought :
title_sub Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War
topic_facet Causes, Edward, History, Politics and government, William, World War, 1914-1918