xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781603440837 cloth alkaline paper 1603440836 cloth alkaline paper
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series ; no. 121.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Freedom of the seas, the submarine, and the first World War The U.S. Navy and the submarine question The failure of international law in the interwar period Legislating away freedom of the seas The accidental commerce raider : U.S. submarine development, strategy, and tactics Laying the strategic groundwork Debating law, ethics, and strategy "Immediately upon the outbreak of war" Day of infamy, day of decision Unrestricted warfare and the civilian chain of command The victory of unrestricted submarine warfare.