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Great American naval battles
Sweetman, Jack, 1940-
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Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [1998]

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xxxviii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The battle of Valcour Island / James Kirby Martin -- The battle of Flamborough Head / James C. Bradford -- The Constitution's battles / Linda M. Maloney -- The battle of Lake Erie / David Curtis Skaggs -- The battle of Lake Champlain / W.M.P. Dunn -- The battle of Hampton Roads / William N. Still Jr. -- The battle of New Orleans / Mark L. Hayes -- The battle of Mobile Bay / Jack H. Friend -- The battle of Manila Bay / John B. Hattendorf -- The battle of Santiago / David F. Trask -- The attack on Pearl Harbor / Edward L. Beach -- The battle of the Coral Sea / E.B. Potter -- The battle of Midway / Barrett Tillman -- The naval battle of Guadalcanal: the battleship night action / Paul Stillwell -- The battle of the Atlantic / William T. Y'Blood -- The battle of the Philippine Sea / H.P. Willmott -- The battle of Leyte Gulf / Thomas J. Cutler -- The battle for Okinawa / Jeffrey G. Barlow -- Operation Praying Mantis / Michael A. Palmer.
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E182 .G76 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A distinguished team of historians presents authoritative accounts of nineteen of the most important battles fought by the U.S. Navy.

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Until now, Kenneth J. Hagen's This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power (1991) has remained the latest study on US naval battles. Hagen's text was somewhat incomplete, with no footnotes and short treatment of some naval engagements. Great American Naval Battles supersedes Hagen's book by quite a margin. Sweetman (US Naval Academy) has included in this collection some of the best writers in the field on individual conflicts: James C. Bradford, William N. Sill, and Edward L. Beach, to note a few. The book is weighted with accurate and scholarly footnotes, and has schematic outlines of each battle as well as tables of naval units and armaments for antagonists in every conflict from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. If a general text is needed for an introductory course in US naval history, this volume should be seriously considered. It could also serve as excellent collateral assignment reading for any American history major. All levels. B. H. Groene emeritus, Southeastern Louisiana University