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Author Parkinson, Roger, author

Title Dreadnought : the ship that changed the world / Roger Parkinson
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents About the Author; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 The Origins of the Pre-Dreadnought Era; 2 The Pre-Dreadnought Era in the 1890s; 3 The New Navies of the 1890s; 4 Fisher and the Dreadnought; 5 The Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine); 6 The Politics and Diplomacy of Naval Policy; 7 From Dreadnoughts to Super-Dreadnoughts; 8 The Worldwide Dreadnought Arms Race; 9 World War I to Jutland; 10 From Jutland to Washington; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography
Summary The years before World War I were the 'Age of the Dreadnought'. The monumental battleship design, first introduced by Admiral Fisher to the Royal Navy in 1906, was quickly adopted around the world and led to a new era of maritime warfare. In this book, Roger Parkinson provides a re-writing of the naval history of Britain and the other leading naval powers - Germany, America and Japan - from the 1880s to the early years of World War I. He shows how the dreadnought enabled the Royal Navy to develop from being primarily the navy of the 'Pax Britannica' in the Victorian era to being a war-ready fi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dreadnought (Battleship)
SUBJECT Dreadnought (Battleship) fast
Subject Battle cruisers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Battle cruisers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Sea-power -- Great Britain -- History
General & world history.
Battle cruisers
SUBJECT Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 20th century.
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Naval history
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780857737052