"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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Robert Massie's DREADNOUGHT is one of the really great history reads of the last decade.
As Europe prepared for The Great War, Massie takes us through the great naval arms race. The parallel between the US/Russian nuclear arms race and the British/German arms race is inescapable. What makes this book such a special experience is the depth of character Massie explores of all those who make up the diplomatic and naval history that DREADNOUGHT depicts. The relationship between Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm is particularly intriguing. Wilhelm's admiration, and even envy, for everything British, obviously played an important part in the events to come.
The portrait of Jackie Fisher, First Sea Lord, a man who brought monumental changes to the British Navy, is worth the price of admission.
As Director of Production at Ballantine, it is such a privilege to be part of the team that participates in bringing to a large audience such a great piece of writing.
Robert K. Massie is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, Dreadnought and The Romanovs: The Final Chapter. He lives in Irvington, New York
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Descripción Random House, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Illustrated with 44 black & white photographs & 5 maps Ilustrador. 1st Edition. MONUMENTAL: EYE-OPENING: CLASSIC: NEW First edition hardcover w/ full no. line showing 1st printing, handsome new unclipped mylar-protected illus. jacket showing orig. $35.00 price at top right inside front flyleaf, immaculate new smooth-cut text-block exterior, new cover w/ deep lavender linen wrapping spine & extending 1.78" onto front & back panels covered in tan-brown paper w/ author's initials RKP copper-stamped on front panel & titles copper stamped on spine & w/ sharp new edges & corners, new sewn binding w/ lavender cloth bands at spine-caps, immaculate illus. front & back end-papers both displaying a map of "Europe & the Mediterranean 1914", pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent paper * 6.26" x 9.50" x 2.46", 1.68 kg, xxxi+1007 (1038) * Illustrated w/ 5 maps & w/ 44 b-w photographs superbly presented on heavy gloss-laminated paper in two inserts (after pp. 128 & 672) * Trafalgar (xiii), Introduction: Sea Power (xvii), Appendix (909), Acknowledgments (913), Bibliography (915), Notes (923), Index (981) * The publication in November 1991 of this monumental masterpiece was deservedly a major literary event. The author of the international bestsellers "Nicholas & Alexandra" & the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Peter the Great" provided in his new history a richly-textured & gripping chronicle of the personal & national rivalries that led to the 20th century's first great arms race in a book that matches such classics as Barbara Tuchman's "Proud Tower" & "The Guns of August" in bringing modern European history so vividly to life. Stunningly perceptive & richly rewarding. Nº de ref. de la librería 007432
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