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Quarterdeck and Bridge: Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders / Edition 1

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Overview

This superb collection of biographical essays tells the story of the U.S. Navy through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions. The essayists are leading naval historians who assess the careers of these men and their impact on the naval service, from the Continental Navy of the American Revolution to the nuclear Navy of the Cold War.

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Editorial Reviews

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Bradford (history, Texas A & M Univ.) offers a collection of essays by historians and military writers reflecting on the careers of 20 prominent American naval leaders. The essays review the careers of admirals from Esek Hopkins to David Dixon Porter to Chester Nimitz to Elmo Zumwalt. Instead of reviewing their careers from a historical perspective, the writers look at the leadership and philosophical aspects and show how these men shaped and influence the direction of the navy. For example, due to his strong determination, Rickover brought the navy into the nuclear age, while Zumwalt used his famous "Z-grams" to improve the life and morale of the navy's enlisted personnel. While this book might be out of place in a general-interest library, it could be an important addition to libraries dealing with military science and leadership or libraries with strong leadership and management collections.Terry L. Wirick, Erie Cty. Lib. System, Pa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557500960
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,207,372
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

James C. Bradford is a professor of history at Texas A&M and a respected specialist in American maritime, naval, and military history in the early national period of American history. He is the editor of many books on military history, including Quarterdeck and Bridge. He lives in College Station, TX.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Esek Hopkins: Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy 3
John Paul Jones: Honor and Professionalism 15
Stephen Decatur: Heroic Ideal of the Young Navy 41
Oliver Hazard Perry: Savior of the Northwest 59
Robert F. Stockton: Naval Officer and Reformer 77
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Precursor of the Steam Navy 103
David Glasgow Farragut: The Union's Nelson 125
Raphael Semmes: Confederate Raider 151
David Dixon Porter: Fighting Sailor 183
Stephen B. Luce: Intellectual Leader of the New Navy 203
Alfred Thayer Mahan: Navalist and Historian 219
George Dewey: Admiral of the Navy 251
William Sowden Sims: The Victory Ashore 275
William A. Moffett: Steward of the Air Revolution 291
Ernest J. King: Commander of the Two-Ocean Navy 307
Chester W. Nimitz: Victory in the Pacific 327
William F. Halsey: "To Find a Fight" 345
Arleigh Burke: The Last CNO 361
Hyman G. Rickover: Technology and Naval Tradition 395
Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.: Hero or Heretic? 415
Contributors 433
Index 437
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