xvii, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9780195171457 hardcover acid-free paper 0195171454 hardcover acid-free paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue : naval battles and history Wooden warships and the western frontier : the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 Iron, steam, and national union : the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862 Armored cruisers and empire : the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898 Naval aviation and world war : the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942 Missile warfare and the American imperium : Operation Praying Mantis, the Persian Gulf, April 18, 1988 Epilogue : naval battles and the 21st century.