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

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

Massie, Robert K. (Robert Kinloch), 1929-

This is a chronicle of the coming of World War I in which the author focuses chiefly on Britain and Germany. It tells the story of the personalities, events and optimism that propelled the world towards war

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: Pimlico, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Robert K. Massie
ISBN: 1781856680, 9781781856680, 9781844135288
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 1007 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill., maps, ports.
Subject: Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910.; Warfare and Defence.; Germany History William II, 1888-1918.; Great Britain History Edward VII, 1901-1910.; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.; World War, 1914-1918 Causes.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Cleveland, Ohio: Overdrive, 2014? Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5201 KB).

Author note

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.


'Tells the story with energy and attention to detail, especially human detail. It has not been told so well before.' Lit Review.||'He has the supreme gift of making history live in simple, readable language.' Observer.||'This is a book you are bound to enjoy... narrative history at its very best' Financial Times.