Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Navy Yard

by Thomas F. Berner

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ISBN-13: 9781531636463
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

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In The Brooklyn Navy Yard, author Thomas F. Berner restores what were fast-fading memories of the yard's days of glory. An attorney who practices law in New York City, Berner presents stunning photographs to illustrate the vital role of this small yard. His sources include the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, and the United States Naval Institute.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Mr. Berner's fascination with military and business history in the 19th century are combined here in a lucid account of the gradual growth of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The hardships undergone to produce what were then hi-tech weapons of war are also made clear. Although the pictures appear to dominate the telling of this tale, the explanations Mr. Berner provides make the stories each picture tells come alive for the reader. A fine accomplishment and quite an interesting book for those enthralled by either New York City's history or American military history.