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Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

Richard Hough

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-040-6
Trim Size: 6x9
Cloth
Overlook
2/1/2001

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The great sea battles of our time, recounted in riveting detail in the context of their geopolitical significance.

The major naval powers-Britain, America, Russia, and Japan-have all played a part in the theater of war at sea over the last one hundred years. Naval fighting has always been a rapidly developing affair, and in no century have changes been so swift and fundamental. This book is a detailed account of the bloody and tragic battles that took place and of the shifting pattern in the status of the naval powers, sometimes masking its effect on our history today.

In 1905, when this book begins, the first major engagement between ironclad fleets the Battle of Tsu-Shima took place in the Far East and decided the outcome of the Russo Japanese war in Japan's favor. What follows are the mighty sea battles of our century, graphically reconstructed for the reader. Victories, defeats, and mutinies at sea, from the battle with the Bismarck to the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal, are all recorded in sometimes horrific detail. This is a moving testament to battles that changed the world.

"Hough is a good storyteller with a refreshing, breezy style." John Lehman, The Wall Street Journal

Richard Hough, the distinguished naval historian, was the author of many acclaimed books in the field, including The Fleet That Had to Die, Admirals in Collision, The Great War at Sea: 1914-18, and The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45. He was the biographer of Mountbatten, and his last biography, Captain James Cook, became a world bestseller.

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