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Author Padfield, Peter

Title Maritime dominion and the triumph of the free world : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world 1852-2001 / Peter Padfield

Publ Info New York : Overlook Press, 2010
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 RWU Main Library  D436 .P33 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "The final volume in a trilogy begun with Maritime supremacy and the opening of the western mind ... [and] the second volume, Maritime power and the struggle for freedom"--P. 1
"First edition"--T.p. verso
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2009
"Select bibliography": p. 347-355
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The British Empire -- The Russian (Crimean) War, 1854 -- The Indian Mutiny, 1857 -- The American Civil War, 1861 -- Pax Britannica -- Aspirant navies: the United States -- Aspirant navies: Imperial Japan -- Aspirant navies: Imperial Germany -- Tsushima, 1905 -- Long-range gunnery -- Towards Armageddon -- War, Coronel and the Falkland Islands, 1914 -- The Dogger Bank, 1915 -- The u-boat offensive, 1915 -- Jutland, 1916 (Beatty) -- Jutland, 1916 (Jellicoe) -- Unrestricted u-boat war, 1917 -- The baton passes -- Hitler's war, 1939 -- The warlords -- The Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-1 -- The Pacific, 1942 -- Midway, 1942 -- Allied victory, 1943-5 -- The 'Cold War'--and after
Note Assesses the historical influence of naval power, including the United States's elevation to a world force, the positioning of Germany and Russia as adversarial nations, and the unique qualities of Japan's navy
LC subject Naval battles -- History -- 19th century
Naval battles -- History -- 20th century
Alt Title Naval campaigns that shaped the modern world 1852-2001
ISBN 9781590203323
1590203321