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The Resource Decision at sea : five naval battles that shaped American history, Craig L. Symonds

Decision at sea : five naval battles that shaped American history, Craig L. Symonds

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Decision at sea : five naval battles that shaped American history
Title
Decision at sea
Title remainder
five naval battles that shaped American history
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Craig L. Symonds
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Language
eng
Summary
"From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare-and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology and weaponry from one war to the next; how these in turn transformed naval combat; and how each event marked a milestone in American history. Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie, one of the last great battles of the Age of Sail, which secured the Northwestern frontier for the United States The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia, which sounded the death knell for wooden-hulled warships and doomed the Confederacy's hope of besting the Union navy Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph at Manila Bay in 1898, where the U.S. displayed its "new navy" of steel-hulled ships firing explosive shells and wrested an empire from a fading European power The hairsbreadth American victory at Midway, where aircraft carriers launched planes against enemies 200 miles away-and where the tide of World War II turned in the space of a few furious minutes Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf, where computers, ship-fired missiles, and "smart bombs" not only changed the nature of warfare at sea, but also marked a new era, and a new responsibility, for the United States. Symonds records these encounters in detail so vivid that readers can hear the wind in the rigging and feel the pounding of the guns. Yet he places every battle in a wide perspective, revealing their significance to America's development as it grew from a new Republic on the edge of a threatening frontier to a global superpower. Decision at Sea is a powerful and illuminating look at pivotal moments in the history of the Navy and of the United States. It is also a compelling study of the unchanging demands of leadership at sea, where commanders must make rapid decisions in the heat of battle with lives-and the fate of nations-hanging in the balance."
Summary
Provides detailed narratives of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare and the course of the American nation, including Oliver Hazard Perry's victory at Lake Erie, the Civil War duel between the Monitor and Virginia, Dewey's 1898 triumph in Manila, the World War II victory at Midway, and Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf
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268726
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Symonds, Craig L
Dewey number
359.4/773
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E182
LC item number
.S995 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Naval battles
  • Naval battles
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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five naval battles that shaped American history
Label
Decision at sea : five naval battles that shaped American history, Craig L. Symonds
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Prologue : naval battles and history -- Wooden warships and the western frontier : the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 -- Iron, steam, and national union : the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862 -- Armored cruisers and empire : the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898 -- Naval aviation and world war : the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942 -- Missile warfare and the American imperium : Operation Praying Mantis, the Persian Gulf, April 18, 1988 -- Epilogue : naval battles and the 21st century
Control code
ocm57391948
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780195171457
Lccn
2004029394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195171457
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57391948
Label
Decision at sea : five naval battles that shaped American history, Craig L. Symonds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : naval battles and history -- Wooden warships and the western frontier : the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 -- Iron, steam, and national union : the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862 -- Armored cruisers and empire : the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898 -- Naval aviation and world war : the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942 -- Missile warfare and the American imperium : Operation Praying Mantis, the Persian Gulf, April 18, 1988 -- Epilogue : naval battles and the 21st century
Control code
ocm57391948
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780195171457
Lccn
2004029394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195171457
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57391948

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