Rise of American Naval Power 1776-1918


SPROUT, Harold and Margaret. The Rise of American Naval Power 1776-1918. 1966 Edition. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1980). Pp. (14),1-404,(2). 8vo, tan cloth with black titles to spine. "Set against the background of the first 142 years of American history the authors have examined and syntehsized in broad perspective the ideas and forces that produced the ships, the shore establishment, the public attitudes, and the traditions and doctrines of the U.S. navy. Beginning the American naval epic with the lessonsof the Revolution, the authors devote chapters to such topics as Federalis t policy, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the beginnings of the New Navy, the influences of Alfred Thayer Mahan and the strategic lessons and political consequences of World War I." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Chart and Compass; 2. Sea Power and American Independence; 3. Independence withoutSea Power; 4. Federalist Policy: Naval Expansion and Cruiser Warfare; 5. J effersonian Policy: Retrenchment and Passive Coast Defence; 6. Strategic Lessons of the War of 1812; 7. The Neglected Lessons of 1812; 8. From Sails to Steam: The First Phase; 9. Naval Policy, Manifest Destiny, and Slave Politics; 10. The Civil War: Strategic Lessons and Technical Progress; 11. LastYears of the Old Navy; 12. Beginnings of the New Navy; 13. Alfred Thayer M ahan: Sea Power and the New Manifest Destiny; 14. Mahan Vindicated: The Warwith Spain; 15. Mahan Triumphant: The Policy of Theodore Roosevelt; 16. Ro oseveltian Policy Without Roosevelt; 17. Politics and Policy on the Eve of the Great War; 18. Europe at War: Neutrality and Preparedness; 19. America at War: Strategic Lessons and Political Consequences; 20. The Log Reviewed.Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Rise of American Naval Power 1776-1918

Author Name: SPROUT, Harold and Margaret Classics of Naval Literature CAMPBELL, Charles Conrad HAGAN, Kenneth J.

Categories: 80,

Publisher: Naval Institute , Annapolis, 1980, ISBN:0870215345:

Seller ID: 18407

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL UNITED STATES AMERICAN NAVY HISTORY REVOLUTION WAR OF 1812 WW1,