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At war, at sea : sailors and naval combat in the twentieth century

Author: Ronald H Spector
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the Battle of Tsushima in 1905 to the Gulf War in 1991, naval historian Ronald Spector explores every facet of twentieth-century naval warfare. Drawing from more than one hundred diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews, this is, above all, a masterful narrative of the human side of combat at sea -- real stories told from the point of view of the sailors who experienced it"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spector, Ronald H., 1943-
At war, at sea.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2002
(OCoLC)894784501
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald H Spector
ISBN: 0140246010 9780140246018
OCLC Number: 50391269
Description: xiv, 463 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Tsushima, May 1905 --
"The supreme influence of the human factor" --
"The cat's whiskers" --
"The biggest sea battle that has ever been" --
"Something not quite right within" --
"The most formidable thing" --
"Look upward to the skies" --
"Essentially and fundamentally a different profession" --
"The zenith of effort and the nadir of hope" --
"Never in all my years had I imagined a battle like that" --
"Scared as hell, having a wonderful time" --
"From Newfy to Derry's a bloody long way" --
"The haves and the have-nots" --
"My grave shall be the sea" --
"The really battle-worthy capital ship" --
"Strictly a secondary and collateral task" --
"The hitherto unlikely scenario."
Responsibility: Ronald H. Spector.

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"From the Battle of Tsushima in 1905 to the Gulf War in 1991, naval historian Ronald Spector explores every facet of twentieth-century naval warfare. Drawing from more than one hundred diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews, this is, above all, a masterful narrative of the human side of combat at sea -- real stories told from the point of view of the sailors who experienced it"--Page 4 of cover.

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