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Destroyer captain : lessons of a first command

Author: James Stavridis
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of destroyer USS Barry reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship -- for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995 tour. Drawing on daily journals he kept for the period, the author reveals the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Stavridis; James Stavridis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Stavridis
ISBN: 9781591148494 1591148499
OCLC Number: 163593996
Description: xii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Destroyer Captain --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James G. Stavridis.
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Admiral James G. Stavrides recalls his first command in this account of the two years he spent with the destroyer USS Barry in 1993-95. His ship was deployed to Haiti, the Balkans & the Persian Gulf.  Read more...

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