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Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet

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The story of the famous fleet that thrust the United States into the ranks of great world naval powers.

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kiwo

100 years ago

by kiwo on Jan 17, 2008

It's been one hundred years since the fleet that became known as the Great White Fleet left Hampton Roads, VA on a cruise around the world. This is a good general account of that voyage that became the first goodwill tour of the US Navy and at the same time provided necessary information for subsequent naval battles. Reckner is uniquely qualified as he himself started as an enlisted man at 17, rose to be a Lt. Commander and earned a PhD in Military History. A good, well-researched account of the technical, military and political background and events on the cruise.

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