Search Book Reviews


Baird Maritime News Alerts

Magazine Archive

FREE online issues of Baird Magazines (delayed two months):

Baird Maritime Magazine

Work Boat World

Ships and Shipping


Weekly Poll

Is third-party seafood labelling good for the fishing industry?
Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 11:08


Author: Patrick J. Kelly
Publisher: Indiana University Press

From Baird Maritime
Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz who lived from 1849 to 1930 was the quintessential Prussian warrior despite his middle class professional antecedents.

How, as a naval officer, he also became probably the second most effective politician in the history of Imperial Germany is a fascinating story. It is well told in this large, comprehensive and extensively researched book.

From comparatively small beginnings he developed the Imperial German Navy so that it seriously rivalled that of Great Britain. By determination, cunning, trickery and luck and, most of all, persistence, he built a powerful navy against strong odds.

As the author points out, Tirpitz had many failings and failures. He could have done better but that does not detract from his outstanding and long remembered achievement.

One of naval history’s most important participants is very well described here.

Ordering information:

Indiana University Press
Indianapolis, USA

Cialis Side Effects is just like any other medication but do not need to worry and think that all is bad. There is nothing surprising in this. Everything is simple and clear.


Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Submit Comment