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tion still in its infancy, it was thought that we might well confine our efforts, for the
time being, to small steamers, each the best of its type. Also, it was regarded as a
mistake to place too much reliance upon merchant steamers, in theory ...
tion's recommendations.47 This bill failed to pass the House, however, and the
Pierce administration entered its final year with slight prospect of further
constructive legislation. Secretary Dobbin, nevertheless, returned to the attack in
his last ...
tion that an unarmored cruiser must have speed. Such a vessel was a "commerce
destroyer." "If slower than ironclads," she "could not keep the sea, and if slower
than merchantmen she might as well stay in port."57 Especially significant was ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - DinadansFriend - www.librarything.com
A basic review of the process of creating an American Navy. Not inspiring, in my opinion. There have been several livelier books written on this topic since. The original book was published in 1939. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
Sea Power and American Independence 1776
Independence Without Sea Power 17831789
Naval Expansion and Cruiser
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