American naval history : a very short introduction

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Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Westover - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
359.00973 SYMON


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xx, 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
9780199394760, 0199394768


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Originally published: The U.S. Navy : a concise history, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-133) and index.
"This fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great drama pivotal to the nation's fortunes: John Paul Jones' attacks on the British during the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, and the arduous conquest of Iwo Jima. The book illuminates the changes--technological, institutional, and functional--of the US Navy from its days as a small frigate navy through the age of steam and steel to the modern era of electronics and missiles. Historian Craig L. Symonds captures the evolving culture of the Navy and debates between policymakers about what role the institution should play in world affairs. Internal and external challenges dramatically altered the size and character of the Navy, with long periods of quiet inertia alternating with rapid expansion emerging out of crises. The history of the Navy reflects the history of the nation as a whole, and its many changes derive in large part from the changing role of the United States itself."--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Symonds, C. L. (2018). American naval history: a very short introduction . Oxford University Press.

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Symonds, Craig L.. 2018. American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Symonds, Craig L.. American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Symonds, Craig L.. American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2018.

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