Talking about Naval History: A Collection of Essays

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Government Printing Office, 2011 - Electronic books - 354 pages
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Talking about Naval History is a collection twenty essays selected from the writings of John B. Hattendorf, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College, between 2001 and 2009. They represent a wide historical perspective that ranges across nearly four centuries of maritime history. A number of these pieces have been published previously but have appeared in other languages and in other countries, where they may not have come to the attention of an American naval reading audience. This collection is divided into parts that deal with four major themes: the broad field of maritime history; general naval history, with specific focus on the classical age of sail, from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815; the wide scope of American naval history from 1775 to the end of the twentieth century; and finally, the realm of naval theory and its relationship to naval historical studies. They are reprinted, with only minor alterations, as the originally appeared.

 
 

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Contents

The Uses of Maritime History in and for the Navy
3
Our Naval Heritage Is in Danger
25
Maritime History the History of Nautical Science and the Oxford Encyclopedia
33
Navies Strategy and Tactics in the Age of De Ruyter
49
AngloDutch Naval Cooperation
65
The AngloFrench Naval Wars 16891815
83
A Hero among the Worlds Navies
105
Fact in Fiction about Life at Sea in
165
The Formation and Roles of the Continental Navy 17751785
185
The Expedition Particuliére of 17801781 as a Joint and Combined Operation
205
Amphibious Warfare Theory and the War of 1812
219
The Professionalization of the U S Navy at
245
American Naval Bases in Europe
255
The Changing Roles of Sea Power during
269
Rear Admiral Henry E Eccles and the Lessons of Suez 19561968
291
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