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  • Lincoln and His Admiralsby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Co-winner of the 2009 Lincoln Prize, Lincoln and His Admirals , provides an original account of how Lincoln managed the men who ran the naval side of the Civil War, and how the activities of the Union Navy affected the course of the war.Abraham Lincoln began his presidency as well as the war with virtually no knowledge of naval affairs, lacking both... more...

  • The Battle of Midwayby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely... more...

  • Neptuneby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Renowned historian Craig L. Symonds details the incredible naval operation that allowed D-Day to succeed: Operation Neptune. Tracing its history from inception in 1941 to the storming of the beaches in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Neptune is a brilliant account of the largest seaborne assault in human history. more...

  • The U.S. Navy: A Concise Historyby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This brisk narrative charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution through its emergence as a global power amid the world wars of the twentieth century and finally to its current role as a superpower in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Decision at Seaby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of these crucial... more...

  • Hearts Touched by Fireby Harold Holzer; James M. Mcpherson; James I. Jr Robertson; Stephen W. Sears; Craig L. Symonds

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 38.00

    In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired a brainstorm: Why not let the magazine?s 125,000... more...

  • Gateway to the Confederacyby Evan C. Jones; Wiley Sword; Russell S. Bonds; Stephen Cushman; Caroline Janney; David Powell; Gerald Prokopowicz; William Glenn Robertson; Craig L. Symonds

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A collection of ten new essays from some of our finest Civil War historians working today, Gateway to the Confederacy offers a reexamination of the campaigns fought to gain possession of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each essay addresses how Americans have misconstrued the legacy of these struggles and why scholars feel it necessary to reconsider one of... more...

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