American naval history : an illustrated chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-present

by Sweetman, Jack, 1940-

Format: Print Book 1984
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq VA58.4 .S94 1984
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  rq VA58.4 .S94 1984
From the War of Independence through the Iraqi war, lists events of the US seagoing forces chronologically. First published in 1984. Includes lots of photographs and 13 maps. In the review copy, the front endpaper (the first half a summary chronology) is printed upside down. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sweetman, a member of the Naval Academy's history faculty, has updated the original 1984 edition of this book to include coverage of such topics as Grenada, the Walker spy case, the Iowa turret disaster, and recent naval operations in the Persian Gulf. The chronology is arranged by year, month, and day. Entries are brief but informative. Librarians and naval history buffs will use the chronology to identify important vessels, naval battles, and major events. An attractive format and typeface enables users to easily locate and distinguish entries. Black-and-white illustrations of ships, aircraft, battle scenes, and naval officers make the work attractive to younger users. Thirteen maps, including one on the Middle East that is new to this edition, are found at the back of the book. The bibliography has also been expanded. Other outlines of U.S. history, such as Gorton Carruth's Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates (Harper, 1987) and The Chronological Atlas of World War Two (Macmillan, 1989) do not offer as complete a listing of events involving the navy and marine corps as does Sweetman. His chronology lacks adequate subject indexing, so that users are not able to trace the development of specific types of vessels such as submarines and torpedo boats or to identify polar explorations. However, they will be able to locate information on specific vessels, people, and places mentioned in the text. A "Calendar Index" serves to guide users to entries for specific days. This is the most complete outline available of events in U.S. naval history and is recommended for purchase by public and academic libraries. Those owning the 1984 edition will need to decide if the coverage of an additional five years merits purchase. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1991)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Navy -- History -- Chronology.
United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- Chronology.
United States -- History, Naval -- Chronology.
Publisher Annapolis, Md. :Naval Institute Press,1984
Language English
Notes Includes indexes.
Description xii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages [291]-293.
ISBN 0870212907
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