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Now in paperback for the first time, this collection of biographical essays delves into the careers of thirteen colorful naval leaders who guided the U.S. Navy through four turbulent decades of transition. Interpretive in approach, each essay emphasizes facets of the officer's personality or aspects of his career that made lasting contributions to the navy.
James C. Bradford is a professor of history at Texas A&M and a respected specialist in American maritime, naval, and military history in the early national period of American history. He is the editor of many books on military history, including Quarterdeck and Bridge. He lives in College Station, TX.
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