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The Price of Admiralty
The Price of Admiralty
Author: John Keegan
ISBN-13: 9780670814169
ISBN-10: 0670814164
Publication Date: 3/1/1989
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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In The Price of Admiralty, Keegan illuminates the history of naval conflict as it has evolved from Nelson's day until our own, offering a brilliant dissection of four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different form of warship: the Bttle of Trafalgar, a conflict of wooden ships of the line; the Battle of Jutland in Word War I with its ironclad steamships, the ponderous dreadnoughts; the Battle of Midway in WWII, the last great surface-ship battle, in which aircraft carriers proved the key players; and the long, arduous Battle of the Atlantic, which saw the submarine emerge as the last major - and ultimately most significant - technological transformation in naval operations.