From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
- D.E. Showalter, U.S. Air Force Acad., Colorado Springs
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A very detailed and wonderful book. One of the very best on the leadup to WW1.Published 16 days ago by Jane
A most amazing read. It's a huge book, but chapters fly by. Very well written, in-depth coverage of the significant (and not so significant) events leading up to The Great War. Read morePublished 21 days ago by JerseyBob
Robert Massie is a great writer and an exceptional researcher who weaves historical data with intimate portraits of key personalities to create an engrossing, thoroughly... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Mike Miller
Full of interesting and unusual anecdotes about the main characters involved in theperiodPublished 29 days ago by Margaret Reid
This books gives the history of the naval arms race between England and Germany that lead to World War I. It is the prequel to Castle of Steel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. B. Cunow
I purchased this book after I read "Castles of Steel" which is the sequel. That said, they really are stand-alone books, so it wasn't a big deal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew P. Rees
Massie is an excellent historical writer who brings the times, issues and personalities to life. His anecdotal remarks are wonderful, esp. Read morePublished 2 months ago by FRANCIS E. SCOTT
Fantastic - book not only about ships and shipbuilding as the title and cover may suggest. Detailed political background, information concerning the leaders and the people involved... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michal Stasiak
An amzing accomplishment in history. I had this book for nearly 20 years, but was intimidated by its physical size, but when you get into it it's a great read with so much... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joey Bee