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Ships that Changed History
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Ships that Changed History

by A.A. Hoehling
 

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"Hoehling focuses on the most important seagoing vessels of the past two centuries ... highly readable."--Publishers Weekly

Ships, not individuals alone, possess the potential to change history. Often taking on personalities of their own, ships throughout the ages have affected how we live today. From the great fleets of the Persians, Greeks, and Romans to

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"Hoehling focuses on the most important seagoing vessels of the past two centuries ... highly readable."--Publishers Weekly

Ships, not individuals alone, possess the potential to change history. Often taking on personalities of their own, ships throughout the ages have affected how we live today. From the great fleets of the Persians, Greeks, and Romans to the Phoenician merchantmen, from the armadas of Spain and England to single vessels or small expeditions of two, three, or four ships, seafaring vessels have made their impact on history.

In this richly detailed book, noted historian A.A. Hoehling profiles these famous ships: the clippers, the Great Eastern, the USS Monitor, the RMS Lusitania, the ships of Dunkirk, and the USS Arizona. Hoehling provides vivid descriptions of the ships and the people associated with them, bringing to life the expeditions, battles, victories, and defeats of these magnificent voyagers.

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ISBN-13:
9780760790724
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/26/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

A.A. Hoehling, a newspaper man and historian, is the former editor of The Army Times and a former senior editor with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. He is the author of 27 books, including After the Guns Fell Silent, Epics of the Sea, Damn the Torpedoes, and Lost at Sea.

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