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Charlestown Navy Yard
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen P. Carlson
Categories: Boston National Historical Park (Boston, Mass.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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Charlestown Navy Yard, Historic Resource Study, Volume 3 of 3, 2010
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen P. Carlson
Categories: Boston National Historical Park (Boston, Mass.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

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Voyage of Mercy
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Stephen Puleo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

“Puleo has found a new way to tell the story with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city...Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that sense, it couldn’t be more timely.” —The Wall Street Journal The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship, which left Boston in March 1847 loaded with precious food for Ireland. In an unprecedented move by Congress, the warship had been placed in civilian hands, stripped of its guns, and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies in a mission that would launch America’s first full-blown humanitarian relief effort. Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and the crew of the USS Jamestown embarked on a voyage that began a massive eighteen-month demonstration of soaring goodwill against the backdrop of unfathomable despair—one nation’s struggle to survive, and another’s effort to provide a lifeline. The Jamestown mission captured hearts and minds on both sides of the Atlantic, of the wealthy and the hardscrabble poor, of poets and politicians. Forbes’ undertaking inspired a nationwide outpouring of relief that was unprecedented in size and scope, the first instance of an entire nation extending a hand to a foreign neighbor for purely humanitarian reasons. It showed the world that national generosity and brotherhood were not signs of weakness, but displays of quiet strength and moral certitude. In Voyage of Mercy, Stephen Puleo tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts, and established the United States as the leader in international aid. The USS Jamestown’s heroic voyage showed how the ramifications of a single decision can be measured not in days, but in decades.
The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany, 1933–39
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: J. Maiolo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-08-11 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book focuses on the Royal Navy's response to the rise of the German navy under Hitler within the broad context of the ongoing debate about Britain's policy of appeasement. It combines a narrative of diplomatic events and Whitehall policy-making with the thematic analysis of naval intelligence and war planning. Drawing on the wide range of sources, the author argues that the Admiralty's enthusiasm for naval armaments diplomacy with Nazi Germany was far more rational and more complex than previous studies would suggest.
Ships and Science
Language: en
Pages: 441
Authors: Larrie D. Ferreiro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Mit Press

The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of theScientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuildingnations of Europe.
Perspectives on History
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Larrie D. Ferreiro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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A Most Fortunate Ship
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: Tyrone G. Martin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Naval Inst Press

After 17 years of additional research and study, Tyrone Martin--captain of the USS CONSTITUTION during the nation's bicentennial celebrations--tells CONSTITUTION's complete history and also presents a picture of life in the U.S. Navy during the 19th century, its proud moments as well as its concerns, attitudes, and tensions. 45 photos. 10 drawings. 5 maps.
A Naval History of World War I
Language: en
Pages: 591
Authors: Paul G. Halpern
Categories: World War, 1914-1918
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Naval Inst Press

A definitive work on the First World War at sea. The book covers many aspects of the naval war, and discusses the conflict from the viewpoints of all the participants rather than just the Anglo-German perspective. It represents a major
Jack Aubrey Commands
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Brian Lavery
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Naval Inst Press

In this new work, respected naval historian Lavery explores the historical framework of the O'Brian novels by examining the facts behind the grand narrative and putting the key episodes in context while detailing naval life in the era of Nelson and Napoleon. 100+ illustrations.
Sieges
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Bruce Watson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

This book presents five sieges--Jerusalem, Malta, Sebastopol, Kut-al-Amara, and Singapore--for detailed analysis. The author utilizes the methodology developed by John Keegan to define sieges as a form of battle and to explore the "categories of combat"--those relationships of men versus weapons and the commitment to battle on the part of the contestants--which determine the outcome of battles and wars. Watson's unique study is a contribution to the study of siege warfare and provides a background for understanding Dien Bien Phu and the Gulf War, as well as contemporary global conflict.
Building the Steam Navy
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: David Evans
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

By the end of the Napoleonic wars, the Royal Navy's shore-based facilities employed nearly 16,000 people in Great Britain and formed the greatest manufacturing complex in the world. This volume recounts the development of the dockyards and their infrastructure, logistics, and operations as the introduction of new technology forged a revolution in ship design and construction. It spans the construction of the first purpose-built workshops for maintenance and repair in 1830 to the symbolic end of the Victorian era in the Royal Navy with the completion of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The book includes chapters on Woolwich and the first steam factory; iron construction; the technological edge; Greene, Scamp and the integrated factory; HMS Volcano and the development of mobile logistics; mechanization; building the first iron warships; and coaling the navy. Fully illustrated with plans, drawings, engravings, and maps, this comprehensive history is both an essential reference and fascinating reading.
A History of Medicine: Roman medicine
Language: en
Pages: 822
Authors: Plinio Prioreschi
Categories: Medicine
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher:

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