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Theodore Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet : American seapower comes of age

Author: Kenneth Wimmel
Publisher: Washington, [D.C.] : Brassey's, ©1998.
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In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White Fleet" of sixteen battleships arrived back in the United States from its epic voyage. The homecoming marked the completion of a technological triumph: the first circumnavigation of the globe by a fleet of steam-driven warships. Many naval experts had said it could not be done. The achievement underscored the world ranking that the U.S. Navy had attained. It was  Read more...
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Wimmel, Kenneth, 1933-
Theodore Roosevelt and the great white fleet.
Washington, [D.C.] : Brassey's, c1998
(OCoLC)594881037
Online version:
Wimmel, Kenneth, 1933-
Theodore Roosevelt and the great white fleet.
Washington, [D.C.] : Brassey's, c1998
(OCoLC)605415441
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Wimmel
ISBN: 1574881531 9781574881530
OCLC Number: 37688348
Description: xviii, 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: by Kenneth Wimmel.

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This work describes the development of the US navy from Theodore Roosevelt's decision in 1880 to write "The Naval War of 1812", to the triumphant return of his Great White Fleet in 1909 from its  Read more...

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