On Seas of Glory
Heroic Men, Great Ships and Epic Battles of the American Navy
By (author) John F. Lehman
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On Seas of Glory by John F. Lehman
Book DescriptionFrom Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Navy comes the incredible story of that service, beginning to end. John Lehman focuses on the important ships, interesting people, and decisive battles in American naval history from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Everyone and everything in these pages is larger than life. Some of the men are legends. Lehman covers, among others, the Revolutionary War's John Paul Jones (of "I have not yet begun to fight" fame); David Glasgow "Damn the torpedoes" Farragut of the Civil War; and the recently retired Hyman G. Rickover, the "high priest" of the nuclear submariners and his stormy, controversial relationship with Lehman himself. He also uses little-known diaries and accounts to tell the stories of the individual, unknown sailors who made it all possible. Then there are the ships: from the U.S.S. Constitution and C.S.S. Alabama to the ships of today's Navy including yesterday's nuclear-powered Nimitz supercarriers and today's superfast, high-tech Arleigh Burke destroyers just rolling off their blocks in Maine's Bath Ironworks. And finally, of course, the battles, thrillingly recounted from the Battle of New Orleans to the Battle of Midway to Grenada (which is more exciting than you thought).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684871776
(234mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John F. Lehman
John Lehman, shown here while an aviator in the naval reserve, was appointed Secretary of the Navy by Ronald Reagan. He is the founding partner of J. F. Lehman & Company, and the chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation. He lives in Manhattan and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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