Quarterdeck and Bridge: Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders

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James C. Bradford
Naval Institute Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 455 pages
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This superb collection of biographical essays tells the story of the U.S. Navy through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions. The essayists are leading naval historians who assess the careers of these men and their impact on the naval service, from the Continental Navy of the American Revolution to the nuclear Navy of the Cold War.
  

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Bradford (history, Texas A & M Univ.) offers a collection of essays by historians and military writers reflecting on the careers of 20 prominent American naval leaders. The essays review the careers ... Read full review

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This was a textbook assigned for my naval heritage class during my plebe year at the naval academy. I enjoyed reading it, which made the assignments easy. I have reread it since. Read full review

Contents

Honor and Professionalism
15
Heroic Ideal of the Young Navy
41
Savior of the Northwest
59
Naval Officer and Reformer
77
Antebellum Precursor
103
The Unions Nelson
125
vm
151
Fighting Sailor
183
Navalist and Historian
219
Admiral of the Navy
270
Steward of the Air Revolution
324
To Find a Fight
345
The Last
361
Technology and Naval Tradition
395
Hero or Heretic?
431
Index
437

Intellectual Leader of the New Navy
203

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About the author (1997)

James Bradford is a Professor of History at Texas A&M and the editor of many books on military history, including Makers of the American Naval Tradition and Quarterdeck and Bridge: Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders.

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