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East vs. West; southern hospitality vs. California chic; climate, history, roots. There are many reasons why Norfolk and San Diego should be fundamentally different. Why then are they present-day naval mirror images of each other?
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Mr. Linder is a naval historian and the author of San Diego's Navy: An Illustrated History (Naval Institute Press, 2001), which was awarded best non-fiction book in San Diego for 2001. He has turned his historical sights toward that other great American naval homeport in Tidewater's Navy: An Illustrated History, to be released by the Naval Institute Press this autumn.
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