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Command at Sea

Naval Command and Control since the Sixteenth Century

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674024113

Publication Date: 04/30/2007

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400 pages

12 maps


Related Subjects

  • List of Battle Maps
  • Prologue: A Regular Confusion
  • 1. Land Warfare Afloat: Before 1650
  • 2. The Anglo-Dutch Wars
  • 3. At the Dawn of the Enlightenment
  • 4. The Conundrum of the Line Ahead
  • 5. The Advent of Numerary Signaling Systems
  • 6. The Zenith of the Age of Fighting Sail
  • 7. The Age of Steam through the Great War
  • 8. From 1918 through the Second World War
  • 9. The Cold War and Beyond
  • Conclusion: The Crucial Paradox of Knowledge
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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