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American Coastal Defences 1885-1950
     

American Coastal Defences 1885-1950

by Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull (Illustrator), Chris Taylor (Illustrator)
 

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A new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the "modern" period (1885-1950), a

Overview

A new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the "modern" period (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel, and powerful breech-loading rifles. Packed with period and modern-day images of the fortifications, and written by a leading expert, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, equipment, and people that defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841769226
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Fortress Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Terrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. He has published articles in the CDSG Journal, Fort, Casemate, and several other fortification publications. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.

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