U.S. Navy: A Complete Historyby M. Hill Goodspeed
Building on the official Navy chronologies, this handsome book presents a year-by-year summary of significant naval activities from 1775 to the present. Key historical entries, along with significant operations, technological advances, and narratives of the women and men instrumental in shaping the organization, are written by leading experts in each subject. With a distinctive battleship cover and 1000 photographs, this authoritative and encyclopedic account of the U.S. Navy is an important addition to any military history collection.
- Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
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- 10.05(w) x 13.33(h) x 2.52(d)
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I really enjoyed this book. It recounts almost everyday from 1775-2006 what important event took place. there are alot of photos, many of which I had never seen before. Great addition to have.
Most history books tell a story or atleast begin to progress through history in a readable manner. You can sit down, and read a chapter and learn something. Not in this book. This book is nothing more than a timeline. It includes a great plethora of information on people that nobody knows about nor cares about. It gives you this information in formats such as: May 6, *this person* was promoted to admiral and took command of the *some boat*. You wouldn't believe how many entries like this there are. There are no good reference points relating to any naval battles other than stating that the battle occurred. If you know the exact date that something happened, and you wanted to look it up, this book would be good. Otherwise, dont' buy it. Trust me, if you are still thinking of it, atleast pick it up and open it somewhere in the middle and try to read it. If it still interestes you...well...it's up to you then.
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