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The United States Navy : 200 years

Author: Edward L Beach
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thoroughly illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs, this anecdotal history of the U.S. Navy examines the impact of innovation and technology on the service as it chronicles the Navy's colorful and sometimes controversial past.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beach, Edward L. (Edward Latimer), 1918-2002.
United States Navy.
New York : H. Holt, c1986
(OCoLC)569326004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Beach
ISBN: 0030447119 9780030447112
OCLC Number: 12104038
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 564 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Trees, the establishment, and our revolution --
The Yankee race horse, Truxtun, and finally Preble --
The beginning of the War of 1812 --
Victories on the high seas --
The war on the lakes and finale on the seas --
The slow advent of steam --
Mutiny? --
The gun and the ship --
Iron ships and shell guns --
The race between the ironclads --
Battles between ironclad ships; war in the inland waters and at sea --
The post-Civil War doldrums and the beginning of idealism --
The Spanish-American War --
Idealism and the reformers --
World War I to Pearl and Midway --
The armageddon at sea --
Epilogue: A few ideas about our postwar navy.
Responsibility: Edward L. Beach.
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Thoroughly illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs, this anecdotal history of the U.S. Navy examines the impact of innovation and technology on the service as it chronicles the Navy's colorful and sometimes controversial past.

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