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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:978-0-679-45671-1
Publication Date:Oct 2003
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War. The predominant image of this first world war is of mud and trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, poison gas, and slaughter. A generation of European...
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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):6.55 x 9.55 x 2.08 Inches
Book Weight:2.774 Pounds
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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