Tidewater's Navy: An Illustrated History

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 343 pages
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Bruce Linder's detailed history and exciting images of the U.S. Navy in Hampton Roads provide a comprehensive portrayal of how a region that still likes to think of itself as a small southern city has helped mold nearly every facet of today's modern Navy. From privateers, enemy ships-of-the-line, and ironclads to aircraft carriers, nuclear-powered submarines, and the role of special forces, his compelling history traces the colorful and sometimes subtle nexus between expanding American naval prowess and regional dreams. This balanced chronicle of the distinctive naval character of Hampton Roads encompasses war at sea, courage, genius, leadership, and command entwined within a sometimes-stormy relationship between the Navy and its civic hosts.

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Bruce Linder, a speechwriter to top naval officers & an award winning essayist, once commanded the Naval Training Center & Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in San Diego. He lives in Coronado, California.

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