American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern
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American Coastal Defences 1885-1950
By Terrance McGovern

American Coastal Defences 1885-1950

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American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern

Book Description

A new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the 'modern period' (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel, and powerful breech-loading rifles. Packed with period and modern-day images of the fortifications, and written by a leading expert, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, equipment, and people that defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841769226
ISBN-10: 1841769223
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 186mm x 5mm)
Pages: 62
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945 by Terrance McGovern American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945, Paperback (February 2003)

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Author Biography - Terrance McGovern

Terrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. He has published articles in the CDSG Journal, Fort, Casemate, and several other fortification publications. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.

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