The respected arts journal, THE DIAL, published a very brief notice reviewing the post-war memoir, My Memoirs, of Admiral Alfred Von Tirpitz (1849-1930). Beginning in 1897, Von Tirpitz was given the task of expanding the German Navy in hopes that it would be seen as a serious rival to that of the British. He utterly failed in that task.
The reviewer thought Von Tirpitz' memoir was interesting only as a psychological study:
"'My Memoirs', by Grand Admiral von Tirpitz is one of those elaborate vindications which carry the authentic conviction of guilt...If Germany was really, as the Grand Admiral estimates, a sheep in wolf's clothing, a few more memoirs like this will leave no regret about her fate."
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