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Author Name:    HOWARTH, Stephen

Title:   To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. US in dj

Publisher:    Random House, 1991, ISBN:0394576624 

Seller ID:   89562

HOWARTH, Stephen. To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. N.Y.: Random House, (1991). Pp (8),[ix]-xv,(7),[5]-620,(2) + 32 pp of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine, blue boards. "To Shining Sea is a landmark work of naval history - the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. [...] We follow the the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy; we fight the Barbary pirates; we sail to uncharted areas of the globe; we witness the watershed clash of the Monitor and the Merrimack; we follow, from blueprint to battleship, the development of the U.S. Navy's first modern capital ships and submarines; and we come to appreciate the service's role in the ascendancy of the United States to a global power. Howarth brings us vividly up to date with the painful but ultimately fruitful post-Vietnam reassessment of the Navy's organization and capabilities, and the service's deployment at the onsetof the Persian Gulf conflict. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events , and life afloat in peace and war are drawn from numerous contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Here are campaigns and battles; strategy and tactics; naval design and technology; and visionary admirals and heroic sailors. Through their actions and personalities, plans and politics, they shaped and expanded the world - and transformed a coastal fleet into today'smost powerful navy." from the dj. Vg in dj. 20.00


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