Fortress America: The Corps of Engineers, Hampton Roads, and United States Coastal Defense

Fortress America: The Corps of Engineers, Hampton Roads, and United States Coastal Defense

by David A. Clary
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
The elaborate network of stockades, fortifications, and coast artillery that once lined American shores has never had much attention from academics. This study will help fill the gap. It focuses mostly upon the strategic Hampton Roads' area, using it as a case study for a broader discussion of U.S Army engineers and national defense policies. Clary's treatment is straightforward and uncontroversial, often pedantic in tone. A book of this nature demands adequate maps and explanatory drawings, but unfortunately few are included. Its bibliography is excellent, however, and the book makes a good reference source. For university and large public collections.--Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
Booknews
Examines the political, bureaucratic, technical, and budgetary roots of American military defense policy, and portrays the procurement and construction required to turn policy into actuality. Demonstrates a continuity in policy and programs from the first efforts of the Jamestown colonists through the Strategic Defense Initiative. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813912387
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.85(d)

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