Traces the story (from 1905 to 2002) of the world's great navies and the crews that manned them. In a series of set pieces, Ronald Spector brings to life the battles that have defined the modern age; from giant battles such as Jutland and Midway to the "routine" terrors of the U-Boat wars. Also depicted are harrowing naval encounters such as the British evacuation of Crete or the American "river war" in Vietnam.
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Ronald Spector is the author most recently of the award-winning Eagle Against The Sun: The American War Against Japan and is Professor of History and International Relations at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
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