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Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918 is an award-winning book on World War I by Alexander Watson.

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918
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AuthorAlexander Watson
LanguageEnglish
SubjectWorld War I
Genremilitary history
PublisherBasic Books
Publication date
2014
Pagesxv, 787 pages, 16 pages of plates
Awards2014 recipient of the Wolfson History Prize, the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History, and the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History
ISBN9780465018727
OCLC870986745

Critical receptionEdit

A reviewer for The Wall Street Journal described Watson's book as making "a truly indispensable contribution in allowing us to see from the inside out this disastrous alliance between Austria and imperial Germany."[1] Historian Ben Shephard writing for The Guardian described it as "the most important of the current crop of books" on World War I.[2]

AwardsEdit

The book was the 2014 recipient of the Wolfson History Prize,[3] the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History,[4] and the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History.[5]

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