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If you are interested in the battle of Jutland here is the most unbiased version I have found.

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It is a short book that is sourced mainly from ships logs and such. It describes what actually took place and though it is very readable it does not add a great deal of opinion or "interpretation".

 

Quite good and reasonably short.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNGC7LS/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title

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Already got it.. it's on the bookshelf next to my gaming computer with a whole load of others.. and agree :)

 

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Thanks! I have many books in hardcover on naval issues (from way back), but not this one. Just added to my Kindle list in Amazon for next round of purchases.

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It is a short book that is sourced mainly from ships logs and such. It describes what actually took place and though it is very readable it does not add a great deal of opinion or "interpretation".

 

Quite good and reasonably short.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNGC7LS/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title

 

Thanks for putting this up! Been looking for another naval book to add to my collection. Just got it. :)

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Never read that one, but for anyone interested in the WWI Naval Campaigns, or HMS Dreadnought and the modernization of the British Navy from the mid 1800s up to the modern force of WWI, I highly, highly recommend these 2 excellent books.

 

First up, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of The Great War at Sea. This is essentially a history of the WWI at sea. It is very good, but not for the faint of heart.
http://www.amazon.com/Castles-Steel-Publisher-Ballantine-Books/dp/B004RQAQMU/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464719947&sr=1-4&keywords=massie+castles+of+steel 

 

Second, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of The Great War. I like to call this book "An Abridged History of Victorian Europe and the Modernization of the British Navy" because it tells the history of Europe from about 1850 all the way up to the day WWI started. The international relationships of these key figures on different governments, the rise of the German Empire as a Great Power, the naval build up, the technological changes in general (like engines and modern guns) and specifically things brought in by guys like Scott (who advocated for updated gunnery methods for decades and basically invented director fire control) are all important factors in how the world changed from 1800s into 1900s times.  It was a really great read, less about the navy specifically and more about history in general with a background of naval history tying it together. Again, highly recommended.
https://www.amazon.com/Dreadnought-Robert-K-Massie-ebook/dp/B0089EHK70?ie=UTF8&keywords=massie%20dreadnought&qid=1464720560&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

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I'd recommend Jutland: An Analysis of the Fighting by John Campbell instead.

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Never read that one, but for anyone interested in the WWI Naval Campaigns, or HMS Dreadnought and the modernization of the British Navy from the mid 1800s up to the modern force of WWI, I highly, highly recommend these 2 excellent books.

 

First up, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of The Great War at Sea. This is essentially a history of the WWI at sea. It is very good, but not for the faint of heart.

http://www.amazon.com/Castles-Steel-Publisher-Ballantine-Books/dp/B004RQAQMU/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464719947&sr=1-4&keywords=massie+castles+of+steel 

 

Second, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of The Great War. I like to call this book "An Abridged History of Victorian Europe and the Modernization of the British Navy" because it tells the history of Europe from about 1850 all the way up to the day WWI started. The international relationships of these key figures on different governments, the rise of the German Empire as a Great Power, the naval build up, the technological changes in general (like engines and modern guns) and specifically things brought in by guys like Scott (who advocated for updated gunnery methods for decades and basically invented director fire control) are all important factors in how the world changed from 1800s into 1900s times.  It was a really great read, less about the navy specifically and more about history in general with a background of naval history tying it together. Again, highly recommended.

https://www.amazon.com/Dreadnought-Robert-K-Massie-ebook/dp/B0089EHK70?ie=UTF8&keywords=massie%20dreadnought&qid=1464720560&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Have both of those as well. Good stuff.

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