The U.S. Navy: A History, Third Edition

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Naval Institute Press, Nov 5, 2014 - History - 326 pages
As readable as fiction, as timely as today's headlines, this authoritative, concise history of the U.S. Navy traces the development of American seapower from the raggle-taggle Continental Navy of 1775 to current efforts to deploy strategic and tactical naval innovations for the twenty-first century. Originally published in 1977 and revised and updated twice, this book has come to be recognized as the standard history of the Navy, treasured by midshipmen at the Naval Academy and valued by general readers looking for a brief but inclusive study. In telling the story of the Navy, author Nathan Miller describes not only its ships and weapons but the role played by its men and women in the creation and protection of the United States. This new third edition includes enhanced coverage of the Marine Corps.
 

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Contents

Authors Preface
9
1 A Navy Is Born
11
2 In Pursuit of Privateers and Pirates
34
3 A Handful of FirBuilt Frigates
55
4 Distant Stations
80
5 Divided Waters
110
6 A Naval Renaissance
143
7 A Navy Second to None
166
8 The Long Armistice
193
9 The Way to Victory
213
10 Challenging Years
245
11 The Violent Peace
272
Epilogue
294
Notes
297
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Nathan Miller, a journalist, historian, and naval scholar, is the author of twelve books of history and biography, including The U.S. Navy: A History, which is used as a textbook at the U.S. Naval Academy, and the widely acclaimed Theodore Roosevelt: A Life. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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