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Castles of Steel

Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea

Castles of Steel( )
Author: Massie, Robert K.
ISBN:978-0-224-04092-1
Publication Date:Mar 2004
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $99.99
Book Description:

In August 1914 the two greatest navies in the world confronted each other across the North Sea. At first there were skirmishes, then battles off the coasts of England and Germany and in the far corners of the world, including the Falklands. The British attempted to force the Dardanelles with battleships- which led to the Gallipoli campaign and catastrophe. As the stalemate on the ground on the Western Front continued, the German Navy released a last strike against the British ring of...
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Book Details
Pages:880
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Great Britain / General
History / Military / World War I
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.5 x 24.1 x 4.9 cm
Book Weight:1.314 Kilograms
Author Biography
Massie, Robert K. (Author)
Robert Kinloch Massie III (1929-) is an American historian, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613-1917. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the village of Irvington, New York. He studied United States and modern European history at Yale and Oxford University, respectively, on a Rhodes Scholarship. Massie went to work as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959 to 1962 and then took a position at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1969 he wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra.

Massie was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991, and he still serves as a council member. While president of the Guild, he famously called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. His title Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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