Saturday, August 29, 2009

Castles of Steel

Castles of Steel
Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Written by Robert K. Massie

Category: History - Military - WW I
Imprint: Random House
Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Pub Date: October 2003
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 0-679-45671-6
Massie, author of such works as Nicholas and Alexandra, Dreadnought and others, is probably the assumed the mantle of preeminent early 20th Century historian after the death of Barbara W Tuchman. Hence this latest work was eagerly awaited.
And it doesn't disappoint! Massie has a superb knack of getting his readers to know that they personally know the subjects he is writing about. In this book, all the major figures of the naval sphere of the First World War are covered.
Great detail is gone into the naval actions from Coronel to the scuttling of the High Seas Fleet in 1919. 
This superbly written book is a must for the book is a must for every bookshelf on naval history.

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