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From the Publisher"Rüger...is skillful in bringing out the navalism and the competition between Britain and Germany."
-Jeremy Black, H-Albion
"Rüger's fine monograph demonstrates that naval theater was a significan cultural and social dynamic, and as such an important aspect of the Anglo-German naval rivalry." -Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History
"It will constitute required reading for specialists of early twentieth-century history as well as comparative European cultural history, and for scholars interested in research on the origins of the First World War, from both the British and German angles. It should, of course, be in all university libraries."
-Antoine Capet, H-Albion
"...a great read, a rare quality in research monographs." -Kenneth E. Hendrickson, The Historian
"Students of German or British nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and consumerism will not want to miss this book." -Christopher A. Molnar, H-German
'With the publication of The Great Naval Game, Jan Rüger makes an original contribution both to cultural history and naval history. But, it is much more than that. … Throughout the process, he repeatedly challenges various historiographical assumptions … In each chapter, Rüger utilizes a variety of sources to tell an articulate story and make a compelling argument.' -German Studies Review
"Jan Rüger has written a wonderful book that brings together military, cultural, and comparative history in an exemplary manner. His study offers a new, highly original perspective on the flourishing of the Anglo-German antagonism before the First World War." -Dirk Bonker, Journal of British Studies
"A path-breaking study … striking and original … The writing is elegant, and the research impressive." -International History Review
"Researched with admirable depth and intensity … should be widely read and discussed." -Journal of Military History
"Students of German or British nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and consumerism will not want to miss this book." -H-net
"Incisively written, a compelling analysis." -Mariner’s Mirror
"This is an important book that can rightly claim to have examined the Anglo-German antagonism during the pre-1914 period from a new perspective." -Central European History