Re: Military History Books
Dreadnought by Robert Massie is a very readable account of the Britain vs Germany naval arms race and international rivalry leading up to the war. It has some technical shortcomings, but is more than adequate for most readers.
Good recommendation. I would add the follow-up volume, Castles of Steel
by the same author.
USS Galileo Galilei, NCC-8888
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