To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1998

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To Shining Sea is a landmark work of naval history--the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. From John Paul Jones’s defiant cry "I have not yet begun to fight," to the war in the Persian Gulf, Stephen Howarth chronicles the epic story of the United States Navy. Here are the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy, the fight against the Barbary pirates, the watershed clash of the Monitor and the Merrimack, the development--from blueprint to battleship--of the U.S. Navy’s first modern capital ships and submarines, the great battles of World War II in the Pacific, and the navy’s deployment in Vietnam and in the Persian Gulf. For this edition, Howarth provides a new afterword discussing recent developments in the U.S. Navy.

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Stephen Howarth is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Geographical Society and Life Member of the United States Naval Institute. Among his books are Men of War: Great Naval Leaders of World War II, The Fighting Ships of the Rising Sun, and (with David Howarth) Lord Nelson.

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This history of the U.S. Navy is also a naval history of the United States. Howarth describes the Navy's growth as an instrument of commerce protection, power projection, and national security in a global context he considers inescapable. A British historian, Howarth regards America as a geostrategic island whose security and well-being depend on the ability to traverse the world's oceans freely. Events in the Persian Gulf support his contention that a strong Navy remains a guarantor of U.S. security even with the Cold War's end. This blue-water perspective contrasts sharply--and successfully--with the critical view of a global Navy presented in Kenneth Hagan's This People's Navy (LJ 11/15/90). Recommended for most collections over Hagan's book. BOMC alternate; History Book Club main selection.
- D.E. Showalter, Colo rado Coll., Colorado Springs
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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