Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918
|Subject||World War I|
|Pages||xv, 787 pages, 16 pages of plates|
|Awards||2014 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|
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." Historian Ben Shephard writing for The Guardian described it as "the most important of the current crop of books" on World War I.
The book was the 2014 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.
- Adam Tooze (21 November 2014). "Book Review: 'Ring of Steel' by Alexander Watson - WSJ". WSJ.
- Ben Shephard. "Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 review – a well argued, important book". The Guardian.
- "Latest Prize Winners". wolfson.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04.
- "Book Awards - The Society for Military History". smh-hq.org.
- "Alexander Watson Wins $50,000 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History". Marketwire.
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