[Item #6276] Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War. Robert K. Massie.
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War

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

ISBN: 0394528336
New York, NY: Random House, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. “Throughout the nineteenth century, the era of Pax Brittannica, Britain ruled unchallenged on the world’s oceans. Supreme at sea, untouchable in their home islands, the British disdained continental alliances and prided themselves on a diplomacy of ‘Splendid Isolation.’ Then, in 1871, Prussian Titan Otto von Bismarck created a new continental superpower, the German Empire. England observed Bismarck’s handiwork, but maintained an amicable diplomatic relationship, enhanced by the family ties between the Prussian House of Hohenzollern and the predominantly German royal family of Great Britain.” (from front flap) And so the scene is set for historian Robert K. Massie’s (1929-2019) epic overview of world history in the era of post-industrialization developments in politics and international relations. Author of Nicholas and Alexandra and Peter the Great, Massie shifts his focus from the Russians to the British in Dreadnought. The German Empire was able to develop gradually without interference from their Western neighbors until it was too late for them to be stopped. Massie details all the events and people who contributed along the path toward the Great War. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket: First Edition, as stated on copyright page, First printing, as indicated by number sequence thereon beginning with "2" per contemporary custom of this publisher. Book is in relatively Very Fine condition with only the slightest bumping to the corners of front, back covers; binding is intact though the top edge of the spine wrap is detached from the pageblock. Dust jacket is in Fine condition with minor bumping, creasing to the fine edges of the spine and even more minor bumping to the fine edges of the front, back covers. An additional handling fee will be added for shipping due to the weight of this item. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #6276]

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