The Forts That Defended America, 1600 to the Present New edition
Fortress America by J. E. Kaufmann
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive new history of America's fortifications. From the earliest colonial settlements to Cold War bunkers, the North American continent has been home to thousands of forts and fortress structures. "Fortress America" surveys the broad sweep of fortifications throughout North America - from seacoast forts of the late eighteenth century to wooden inland forts built to defend against Native American, English, French, or Spanish attack; from Civil War - era coastal and inland waterways forts to the Great Plains' forts of the Old West; from World War II subterranean bunkers to Cold War concrete missile silos. The text of "Fortress America" is complemented with never-before-published photographs, and extraordinary drawings, cut-aways, and diagrams illustrating the design and structure of American forts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306815508
(255mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. E. Kaufmann
Verdun 1916, Hardback (May 2016)
Fresh history of the Battle of Verdun focusing on the role of the fortifications
Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815-1945 - The Neutral States, Hardback (October 2014)
An authoritative history of the defensive lines built in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Covers the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and demonstrating the role these defences played in both world wars.
Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815-1945 - The Central States, Hardback (July 2014)
An authoritative history of the defensive lines built in Central Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Essential reading and reference for anyone who is fascinated by the history of fortification.
Atlantic Wall, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by J. E. Kaufmann
Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the complex system of coastal fortifications that stretched from Norway to the Spanish border during the Second World War, was built to defend occupied Europe from Allied invasion. Many of its principal structures survive and can be visited today, and this book is an authoritative guide to them.
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Author Biography - J. E. Kaufmann
Husband and wife team JE and HW Kaufmann are the authors of six books on fortifications, and live in Texas. Tomasz Idzikowski, a technical illustrator, lives in Poland.
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