Navy: An Illustrated History: The U.S. Navy from 1775 to the 21st Century

Navy: An Illustrated History: The U.S. Navy from 1775 to the 21st Century

by Chester G. Hearn
     
 

“Profusely illustrated with dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and informative maps, this book conveys the fascinating history of the U.S. Navy. It tells of the officers and men who fought the battles and created strategies, tracing the progress and expansion of technology and tactics from the early colonial days through the furious combat of World

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“Profusely illustrated with dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and informative maps, this book conveys the fascinating history of the U.S. Navy. It tells of the officers and men who fought the battles and created strategies, tracing the progress and expansion of technology and tactics from the early colonial days through the furious combat of World War II at sea against Japan to shielding the nation from the threats of the Cold War and today facing the challenges of the twenty-first century.”
Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine

“In 1775, a new congress formed what would evolve into one of the world’s greatest military organizations: the U.S. Navy. NAVY celebrates this, using paintings, photos, and maps to trace the evolution of the Navy during the wars it fought. Both black and white and color illustrations, from photos to artistic representations, make NAVY an excellent survey – and it comes from a military historian who has already written several Navy history books. It’s an excellent choice for any military library and for any general-interest collection seeking an accessible, lively format documenting Navy strengths and evolution.”
California Bookwatch

In 1775, the newly created American Congress took the first step in the formation of what, some two centuries later, would become the largest and greatest navy in the world. From those days of John Paul Jones and his associates who dared to challenge Britains Royal Navy, the mightiest navy the world had ever seen, Americas Continental Navy has grown, along with the country, to become the worlds foremost naval force. Today, the United States Navy is a highly sophisticated armed force that is capable of projecting military power to all corners of the world. This in-depth volume describes the battles, the ships and aircraft, and the great naval captains of American history who shaped it into the premiere seaborne military force in the world today.Profusely illustrated with dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and informative maps, this book conveys the fascinating history of that force. It tells of the officers and men who fought the battles and created the strategies, tracing the progress and expansion of technology and tactics from the early colonial days through the furious combat of World War II at sea against Japan to shielding the nation from the threats of the Cold War and today facing the challenges of the twenty-first century.

 

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Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine, Summer 2007

“Profusely illustrated with dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and informative maps, this book conveys the fascinating history of the U.S. Navy. It tells of the officers and men who fought the battles and created strategies, tracing the progress and expansion of technology and tactics from the early colonial days through the furious combat of World War II at sea against Japan to shielding the nation from the threats of the Cold War and today facing the challenges of the twenty-first century.”

 

California Bookwatch, July 2007

“In 1775, a new congress formed what would evolve into one of the world’s greatest military organizations: the U.S. Navy. NAVY celebrates this, using paintings, photos, and maps to trace the evolution of the Navy during the wars it fought. Both black and white and color illustrations, from photos to artistic representations, make NAVY an excellent survey –and it comes from a military historian who has already written several Navy history books. It’s an excellent choice for any military library and for any general-interest collection seeking an accessible, lively format documenting Navy strengths and evolution.”

Military Heritage, December 2007

“For those readers looking for books dealing with the sea, then NAVY is made to order … Crammed with color and black-and-white photographs and detailed maps, Hearn’s book fully details the daring exploits of John Paul Jones and other leaders who fought Great Britain’s mighty flotilla. Hearn continues the story up to the Iraq War and gives a glimpse into the Navy of the 21st century, where new technology is the guiding factor in determining America’s fleet and its newfound mission to combat terrorism around the world.”

Warships International Fleet Review (UK), November 2007

“Packed with information … a good read, lavishly illustrated with evocative paintings, photographs, and maps … It makes a useful aid to anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of the essential history of the USN in an easily digestible form.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329726
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Series:
Illustrated History (Zenith Press) Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine, Summer 2007

“Profusely illustrated with dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and informative maps, this book conveys the fascinating history of the U.S. Navy. It tells of the officers and men who fought the battles and created strategies, tracing the progress and expansion of technology and tactics from the early colonial days through the furious combat of World War II at sea against Japan to shielding the nation from the threats of the Cold War and today facing the challenges of the twenty-first century.”

 

California Bookwatch, July 2007

“In 1775, a new congress formed what would evolve into one of the world’s greatest military organizations: the U.S. Navy. NAVY celebrates this, using paintings, photos, and maps to trace the evolution of the Navy during the wars it fought. Both black and white and color illustrations, from photos to artistic representations, make NAVY an excellent survey –and it comes from a military historian who has already written several Navy history books. It’s an excellent choice for any military library and for any general-interest collection seeking an accessible, lively format documenting Navy strengths and evolution.”

Military Heritage, December 2007

“For those readers looking for books dealing with the sea, then NAVY is made to order … Crammed with color and black-and-white photographs and detailed maps, Hearn’s book fully details the daring exploits of John Paul Jones and other leaders who fought Great Britain’s mighty flotilla. Hearn continues the story up to the Iraq War and gives a glimpse into the Navy of the 21st century, where new technology is the guiding factor in determining America’s fleet and its newfound mission to combat terrorism around the world.”

Warships International Fleet Review (UK), November 2007

“Packed with information … a good read, lavishly illustrated with evocative paintings, photographs, and maps … It makes a useful aid to anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of the essential history of the USN in an easily digestible form.”

Meet the Author

          Chester G. Hearn, an American military veteran, has written several books on U.S. military and naval history, three of which have been selections of the History Book Club. A graduate of Allegheny College he is a full time writer who lives in Erie Pennsylvania.

 

 

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