Description:Poor. No Dust Jacket. Spine of cover missing, front and back...Poor. No Dust Jacket. Spine of cover missing, front and back covers loosening or separated. Name stamp on ffep and page top edges. General edge wear. Text and illustrations very clean, unmarked and tight. 481 pages. Reading/copy.
Description:Good+ in Poor dust jacket. Small 4to 9" to 11" tall; 704 pages;...Good+ in Poor dust jacket. Small 4to 9" to 11" tall; 704 pages; Trattered DJ with many closed taped tears. Mylar cover. Book solid, clean and tight. Minor rubbing of cloth but not frayed. Text pages clean and tight. Illustrated maps, drawings, and photos. Foreword by Chester W. Nimitz and introduction by William L. Rodgers.
Description:Good. B0007DZ3O8 First edition, 1936, G. P. Putnam's Sons....Good. B0007DZ3O8 First edition, 1936, G. P. Putnam's Sons. Straight hardcover with clean pages which are tanning with age. Contains over 30 b/w illustrations, and 28 maps and diagrams. Cover is rubbed and stained, though the silver naval insignia on the front is undamaged. Corners are bumped, and front hinge is loosening but still holding. Owner's inscription on back of frontispiece ("Would that I could be a part of it-always").
A superbly-documented and easily-read history of the United States Navy, from its founding during the American Revolution to the mid-1930's.
Dudley Knox has a felicitous way with words that makes what otherwise might read as rather dry history, come to life as a vibrant chronicle of the ships and men who protected America's prestige and her sea-borne interests during her 150 years; and who also made a vital contribution to the preservation of the Union during its greatest internal crisis.
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