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1 online resource (406 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, tables
  • List of Contributors ix List of Maps xiii List of Figures xv List of Tables xvii List of Vignettes xix Preface xxi Acknowledgments xxiii 1. Sea Power and the Modern State System 1 2. The American War for Independence at Sea 11 3. Genesis of the US Navy, 1785 1806 26 4. The Naval War of 1812 and the Confirmation of Independence, 1807 1815 42 5. The Squadron Navy: Agent of a Commercial Empire, 1815 1890 58 6. Technological Revolution at Sea 74 7. The Civil War: Blockade and Counter-Blockade 87 8. The Civil War on Rivers and Coastal Waters 101 9. The New Navy, 1865 1895 116 10. War with Spain and the Revolution in Naval Affairs, 1895 1910 133 11. Defending Imperial Interests in Asia and the Caribbean, 1898 1941 149 12. Naval Rivalry and World War I at Sea, 1900 1920 163 13. Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times: The Navy in the Interwar Years 179 14. World War II in the Atlantic and Mediterranean 193 15. Defense in the Pacific, 1937 1943 210 16. Offensive in the Pacific, 1943 1944 225 17. The Victory of Sea Power in the Pacific 242 18. The Uneasy Transition, 1945 1953 259 19. Cold War Challenges, 1953 1963 274 20. The Test of Vietnam 289 21. Twilight of the Cold War: Contraction, Reform, and Revival 305 22. Contours of Conflict: Worldwide War on Terrorism, 1990 2015 323 23. Quo Vadis? 339 Further Reading 355 Index 363.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118927922 20170502
This survey of American naval history features original chapters from key scholars in the field that trace the relationship between the American Navy and the position of the United States on the global political stage over the past 250 years. * Places equal weight on the influence of major wartime campaigns and naval efforts to defend and expand America s political and economic interests during times of peace * Includes an array of illustrations and 56 new maps, seamlessly integrated within each chapter * Each chapter features sidebars with biographical sketches of influential leaders and descriptions of weapons and technological developments of the era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118927922 20170502
246 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 194 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Hoover Library
553 p.
  • Introduction-- Part I. On the Sea: 1. Sea power and the fleet Navy, 1890-1910-- 2. The new Navy, 1898-1913-- 3. Neutrality or readiness? 1913-1917-- 4. War without Mahan, 1917-1918-- 5. Parity and proportion, 1919-1922-- 6. Treaty Navy, 1922-1930-- 7. Adapt and innovate, 1931-1938-- 8. Are we ready? 1938-1940-- 9. Sea control, 1941-1942-- 10. Strategic offensives, 1943-1944-- 11. Victory drives, 1944-1945-- Part II. From the Sea: 12. Why do we need a navy? 1945-1949-- 13. Naval strategy, 1950-1954-- 14. Containment and the Navy, 1952-1960-- 15. The McNamara years, 1961-1970-- 16. Disarray, 1970-1980-- 17. High tide, 1980-1990-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804722735 20160528
Winner of the Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Bonnot Award for Naval History, this powerfully argued and objective history of the modern US Navy explains how the Navy defined its purpose in the century after 1890. It relates in detail how, over the years, the Navy formed and reformed its doctrine of naval force and operations around a concept of offensive sea control by a battleship fleet, and, new to America, the need to build and maintain an offensive battle fleet in peacetime. The author shows how this war-fighting organization responded to radical changes in political circumstance, technological innovation, and national needs and expectations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804722735 20160528
Green Library
xviii, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword
  • introduction
  • Project SIXTY
  • Missions of the U.S. Navy
  • Strategic Concepts for the U.S. Navy
  • SEA PLAN 2000
  • The Future of U.S. Sea Power.
Green Library
2 v. (ix, 752 p.) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The Cold War
  • Maritime strategy for the 1990s, 1989
  • The way ahead, 1990
  • ...from the sea, 1991-92
  • Forward...from the sea, 1993-94
  • 2020 vision, 1995-96
  • Anytime, anywhere, 1996-97
  • The navy strategic planning guidance, 1998-2000
  • Sea power 21, 2000-4
  • The 3/1 strategy, 2005
  • The 1000-ship navy, 2005-6
  • A cooperative strategy, 2007
  • Conclusion.
"Toward a New Maritime Strategy" examines the evolution of American naval thinking in the post-Cold War era. It recounts the development of the U.S. Navy's key strategic documents from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the release in 2007 of the U.S. Navy's maritime strategy, "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower." This penetrating intellectual history critically analyzes the Navy's ideas and recounts how they interacted with those that govern U.S. strategy to shape the course of U.S. naval strategy. The book explains how the Navy arrived at its current strategic outlook and why it took nearly two decades to develop a new maritime strategy. Haynes criticizes the Navy's leaders for their narrow worldview and failure to understand the virtues and contributions of American sea power, particularly in an era of globalization. This provocative study tests institutional wisdom and will surely provoke debate in the Navy, the Pentagon, and U.S. and international naval and defense circles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612518527 20160618
Green Library
xi, 268 pages : illustraions, map ; 24 cm.
  • Born to rule the seas
  • Schoolhouses afloat
  • Jim Crow girdles the globe
  • Maritime destiny as manifest destiny
  • A maritime empire of moral depravity
  • An intimate history of maritime empire
  • Making do at the margins of maritime empire
  • Epilogue: out of the sailor's den, into the tourist trap.
Green Library
ix, 145 p. : ill.
191 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 77 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
viii, 487 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
498 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The first hundred years
  • A beginning, 1881-82
  • Politics versus progress, 1882-83
  • Incubation, 1883-85
  • Some movement, 1885-89
  • A turning point, 1889-93
  • Reasonable progress, 1893-97
  • War and imperialism, 1897-99
  • Reorganization and growth, 1899-1901
  • An offensive Navy, 1902-5
  • Power projected, 1905-9
  • Steady as she goes, 1909-13
  • Neutrality, 1913-15
  • Second to none, 1915-21.
Congress Buys a Navy offers a new look at the nexus of U.S. politics, economics, and the funding and creation of what is thought of as the"modern" U.S. Navy. Filling in significant gaps in prior economic histories of theera, Paul Pedisich analyzes the role played by nine presidencies and cabinets, sixteen Navy secretaries, and countless U.S. congressmen whose work andactions shaped and funded our forces at sea. Surveying the development of the new steel Navy from 1881 to 1921, Pedisich's narrative begins with James Garfield's appointment of William Huntas Secretary of the Navy and the formation of the forty-seventh Congress inMarch 1881, and continues on to the reduction of the naval forces by theWashington Naval Treaty of 1921. While the main acts in U.S. political history often privilege the actions of thePresident and his cabinet, the author brings to light the individual rationales, voting blocs, agendas, and political intrigue that drove this process of makinga modern Navy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682470770 20161114
Green Library
xii, 161 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: below the surface of naval history
  • Marching to the sound of guns
  • Historical foundation for adaptation
  • The ethos of American naval command
  • Problems in forgetting the lessons of history
  • The Navy as peacemaker
  • A special relationship
  • Root problems in concepts of joint doctrine
  • Conclusion: fighting for history.
Leadership within the context of a given profession requires an informed understanding of a particular field of specialization. In maritime affairs, U.S. Navy Commodore Dudley Wright Knox provided a singular example of leadership in his chosen profession. Having graduated with the Naval Academy Class of 1897, he proceeded to command a variety of warships in peacetime. He also served in combat operations during the 1898 Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and the counterinsurgency in the Philippines. Knox gained perspective on the higher levels of command as a staff officer during two world wars. Ultimately, conditioning in the American naval service inspired Knox to envision an American Navy second to none. He also developed a mature understanding of the nexus between peace and war. Crafting a distinctly maritime approach to address questions of strategy and policy in global affairs, Knox argued that navies provided means, "not to make war but to preserve peace, not to be predatory but to shield the free development of commerce, not to unsettle the world but to stabilize it through the promotion of law and order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612519807 20160725
Green Library
xxiv, 328 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
  • Editor's introduction.- PART I: OVERVIEW.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Explaining strategic choices in military institutions: theoretical models.- PART II: THE STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF BRITISH NAVAL POLICY, 1870-1889.- 3. The royal navy and the 1889 naval defence act: history and historiography.- 4. Ideas and institutions: the development of officer education, strategic thinking, and intelligence collection in the royal navy, 1870-1888.- 5. Professionals, politicians, the press, and the public: the "navy scare" of 1888-1889.- PART III: STRATEGIC RECONFIGURATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1873-1889.- 6. British ideas in an American context: the underpinnings of strategic debate and organizational maturity, 1873-1884.- 7. The navalist triumph: politicians, professionals, and the fight for the direction of American naval policy, 1885-1889.- PART IV.- 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319320366 20170123
This volume examines the transformation of British and US naval policy from 1870 to 1889, which resulted in the British Naval Defence Act (1889), the construction of the first modern US battleships, and began the naval arms race which culminated in World War One. In examining the development of strategic thinking in the Royal and US Navies, it overturns conventional wisdom regarding genesis of the Naval Defence Act and the US Navy's about-face from a defensive to an offensive strategic orientation. It pays particular attention to activities of the key individuals in both countries' navies, who were instrumental in transforming their respective services' organizational culture. This study will be of interest not only to historians but to political scientists, sociologists, and others working in the fields of international relations, strategic studies, policy analysis, and military learning, adaptation and innovation. It is also essential reading for those interested in the naval arms race during this period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319320366 20170123
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 710 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Wartime organizational changes in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • Initial challenges : postwar and demobilization planning
  • The Navy and unification
  • The National Security Act achieved
  • Preparing for a new enemy
  • War ends in the Pacific
  • Troubles emerge in postwar China, 1945-1946
  • Assessing and responding to the Soviet naval threat
  • Adjusting to the National Military Establishment
  • Living in "interesting times"
  • Slugging it out on Capitol Hill
  • Events in the western Pacific
  • Troubles on the Korean Peninsula
  • Deciding to fight
  • Defending NATO Europe : planning during the initial stages
  • The Eisenhower national security structure
  • Rethinking national strategy
  • Coping with the new look
  • A crisis abroad and a CNO's departure.
This book discusses the role of the U.S. Navy within the country's national security structure during the first decade of the Cold War from the perspective of the service's senior uniformed officer, the Chief of Naval Operations, and his staff. It examines a variety of important issues of the period, including the Army-Navy fight over unification that led to the creation of the National Security Act of 1947, the early postwar fighting in China between the Nationalists and the Communists, the formation of NATO, the outbreak of the Korean War, the decision of the Eisenhower Administration not to intervene in the Viet Minh troops' siege of the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu, and the initiation of the Eisenhower 'New Look' defense policy. The author relies upon information obtained from a wide range of primary sources and personal interviews with important, senior Navy and Army officers. The result is a book that provides the reader with a new way of looking at these pivotal events.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804756662 20160528
Green Library
xviii, 263 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
viii, 349 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Maritime strategy presentation (for the Secretary of the Navy, 4 November 1982)
  • The maritime strategy, 1984
  • The amphibious warfare strategy, 1985
  • The maritime strategy, 1986
  • Looking beyond the maritime strategy
  • The maritime strategy: The maritime component of the U.S. national strategy, 1988-1988
  • Maritime strategy for the 1990s.
Hoover Library


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