Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Apr 1, 2011 - History - 570 pages
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The United States Navy has evolved in the last century and a half from humble and often frustrating beginnings during and after the Revolutionary War to become the strongest navy in the world with responsibilities that span the globe. The story of the Navy from its birth through the Civil War and other 19th century conflicts through its victories of World War I and World War II and down to the current efforts in the Middle East to maintain the peace not only for the United States but also for other nations as the world's primary peace-keeper has been one of responding to the call of duty, as captured by its unofficial motto Non sibi sed patriae ("Not self but country"). No other nation's navy past or present can match its successes and history.

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events and other terminology of the Navy. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the United States Navy.
  

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Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

User Review  - Savannah Schroll Guz - Book Verdict

Updating their 1998 first edition, Morris (Readings in American Military History) and Kearns (head, bibliographic control, Earl Gregg Swem Library) define the people, ships, planes, locations ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A
13
B
39
C
65
D
105
E
123
F
133
G
147
Q
343
R
347
S
365
T
409
U
429
V
433
W
447
X
475

H
167
I
185
J
195
K
203
L
217
M
239
N
277
O
303
P
317
Y
477
Z
481
Appendix A Secretaries of the Navy
483
Appendix B Chiefs of Naval Operations
487
Appendix C Major Websites
489
Bibliography
491
About the Authors
537
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

James M. Morris is emeritus professor of History at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of numerous books and article on the Navy.

Patricia M. Kearns is Director of Acquisitions for Swem Library at The College of William and Mary.

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