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On seas of glory : heroic men, great ships, and epic battles of the American Navy

Author: John F Lehman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
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Lehman, Secretary of the Navy during Reagan's administration, gives a sweeping narrative of the Navy, from the Revolutionary War to the present day, filled with the ships that dominated, equally titanic personalities, and the battles that made history. The book uses the diaries, memoirs, and letters of average sailors to reveal naval combat though firsthand.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lehman, John F.
On seas of glory.
New York : Free Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606555151
Online version:
Lehman, John F.
On seas of glory.
New York : Free Press, c2001
(OCoLC)631764618
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Lehman
ISBN: 0684871769 9780684871769
OCLC Number: 47208578
Description: x, 436 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Revolutionary War --
The privateers --
War with the Berber Pashas and revolutionary France --
The war of 1812 --
The Civil War --
Manifest Destiny: the "new Navy" --
World War II --
The Cold War --
The 600-ship Navy and Cold War victory.
Responsibility: John Lehman.
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From the youngest ever Secretary of the Navy comes an action-packed history of the service and the heroic men, great ships and epic battles that made it the world's greatest. photos. Maps.  Read more...

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George F. Will This book is the masterful execution of an inspired idea -- rather like the Inchon landing and other operations ably examined in these pages.

 
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