This superb collection of biographical essays tells the story of the U.S. Navy through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions. The essayists are leading naval historians who assess the careers of these men and their impact on the naval service, from the Continental Navy of the American Revolution to the nuclear Navy of the Cold War.2 Almost two centuries later, Admiral James Calvert expressed a similar thought, aImportant as ships are, naval history is made by men.a3 These words speak to the purpose of this book, whose biographical essays trace the history of the US. ... not necessarily linked to fame or battle command, and a number of the selections, Esek Hopkins and Robert F. Stockton, for example, are not obvious. ... The establishment of the Naval Academy in 1845 was a turning point in officer education.
|Title||:||Quarterdeck and Bridge|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2013-03-22|