Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I

Dirk Bonker

Cornell University Press, 2012

At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States and Germany emerged as the two most rapidly developing industrial nation-states of the Atlantic world. The elites and intelligentsias of both countries staked out claims to dominance in the twentieth century. In “Militarism in a Global Age,” Dr. Dirk Bönker explores the far-reaching ambitions of naval officers before World War I as they advanced navalism, a particular brand of modern militarism that stressed the paramount importance of sea power as a historical determinant.