9781612510828-1612510825-To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War

To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War

ISBN-13: 9781612510828
ISBN-10: 1612510825
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781612510828
ISBN-10: 1612510825
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War comprising 360 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1612510825 and 9781612510828. Since then To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I--each chapter is written by a recognzed expert fluent in the subject language. The work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom (John Roberts), the German Kaiserliche Marine (Dr. Peter Schenk with Axel Niestlé and Dieter Thomaier) the United States Navy (Trent Hone), the French Marine Nationale (Jean Moulin), the Italian Regia Marina (Enrico Cernuschi and Vincent P. O'Hara) the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine (Zvonimir Freivogel), and the Imperial Russian Navy (Stephen McLaughlin) to demonstrate why the war was won, not in the trenches, but upon the waves. It explains why these seven fleets fought the way they did and why the war at sea did not develop as the admiralties and politicians of 1914 expected.

After discussing each navy's goals and circumstances and how their individual characteristics impacted the way they fought, the authors deliver a side-by-side analysis of the conflict's fleets, with each chapter covering a single navy. Parallel chapter structures assure consistent coverage of each fleet--history, training, organization, doctrine, materiel, and operations--and allow readers to easily compare information among the various navies. The book clearly demonstrates how the naval war was a collision of 19th century concepts with 20th century weapons that fostered unprecedented development within each navy and sparked the evolution of the submarine and aircraft carrier. The work is free from the national bias that infects so many other books on World War I navies. As they pioneer new ways of viewing the conflict, the authors provide insights and material that would otherwise require a massive library and mastery of multiple languages. Such a study has special relevance today as 20th-century navies struggle to adapt to 21st-century technologies.

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