U.S. Navy: A Complete History

U.S. Navy: A Complete History

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by 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

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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.

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Sea Power Magazine
...succinct but memorable narrative that accompanies an impressive array of pictures of the U.S. Navy throughout its history. U.S Navy: A Complete History is the definitive collectible for history enthusiasts and a fine reference material for Navy aficionados.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883631126
Publisher:
Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
10.05(w) x 13.33(h) x 2.52(d)

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John F. Lehman Jr.
When one purchases the huge library edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, it is customary to also buy the oak stand that enables it to be used with ease. The Naval Historical Foundation would be well advised to include such a stand as a purchase option with their magnificent new book U.S. Navy: A Complete History. This is a book that every naval person should have. It is the most valuable reference work that I have yet seen on the history in all its dimensions of the U.S. Naval service. It is at once a chronological history of every event integrated with beautifully written essays on important actions and developments over two and one-half centuries. It includes an excellent index and has the best collection of prints, maps, and photos ever in one naval masterpiece. It is beautifully designed and produced with the highest quality in every aspect. It will draw browsers immediately to its pages.
President George H.W. Bush
I heartily recommend U.S. Navy: A Complete History. This book tells the fascinating story of our Navy’s heritage, with its triumphs and tragedies, right up to the present time. As a former naval aviator, perhaps I am less than objective; but it is my firm belief that this wonderful history should be seen by all students in all schools.

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2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was settle the war 1775.The naval historical foundation,but we think its very necessary of the naval history was Commodore Esek Hopkins.The very reknown of the Navy was kind we read all the year by year.We really like it is the book of US Navy A complete history.