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

Overview

“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 ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $18.30   
  • New (3) from $101.98   
  • Used (6) from $18.30   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$101.98
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(210)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2007 Hard Cover New in New jacket Brand new, still in factory shrinkwrap! (Shelf location: BH) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.

Ships from: Westerville, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$113.75
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(190)

Condition: New
0760329729 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$175.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

“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.

 

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Accent on TampaBayMagazine, 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.”

 

CaliforniaBookwatch, 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.”

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329726
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Series: Illustrated History (Zenith Press) Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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.

 

 

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)