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TitleWho can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960 / James D. Hornfischer.
AuthorHornfischer, James D. author.
Call No359 H
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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359 H18011123504984Available

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0399178643 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780399178641 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780399178658 (ebook)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 359.00973 23
Personal Name Hornfischer, James D. author.
Title Statement Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960 / James D. Hornfischer.
Varying Form of Title U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
Varying Form of Title US Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?20
Imprint New York : Bantam Books, [2022]
Physical Description xviii, 459 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-423) and inde
Formatted Contents Note Fleet at a crossroads -- Memo from Moscow -- Toward containment -- The big jolt -- The neutron burn -- Unalterable counterforce -- An atomic fleet -- The admirals revolt -- The man in the high tower -- A true submarine -- Abandon ship -- The revolt continues -- Problem on a peninsula -- Losing Seoul, holding Pusan -- New war for the Old Corps -- Strike from the sea -- War with China -- To the Yalu -- Nerves of ice -- Air superiority? -- Heavy metal -- Courageous impatience -- The gadgeteer -- Alliance of rivals -- Special project -- Trouble in the Suez -- "NAUTILUS 90 NORTH" -- Forward fleets like firefighters -- SIOP -- To build a better battleship -- "From the deep to target
Summary, Etc. "A close-up, action-filled narrative about the crucial role the U.S. Navy played in the early years of the Cold War, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Fleet at Flood Tide This landmark account of the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, Who Can Hold the Sea, combines narrative history with scenes of stirring adventure on--and under--the high seas. In 1945, at the end of World War II, the victorious Navy sends its sailors home and decommissions most of its warships. But this peaceful interlude is short-lived, as Stalin, America's former ally, makes aggressive moves in Europe and the Far East. Winston Churchill crystallizes the growing Communist threat by declaring the existence of "the Iron Curtain," and the Truman Doctrine is set up to contain Communism by establishing U.S. military bases throughout the world. Set against this background of increasing Cold War hostility, Who Can Hold the Sea paints the dramatic rise of the Navy's crucial postwar role in a series of exciting episodes: the tests of A-bombs dropped on warships at Bikini Island the growing science of undersea warfare and invention of sonar the Korean War as a deadly test of naval superiority the growth of the modern Navy with its dramatic game-changers: cruisers fitted with surface-to-air missiles, and the invention of the nuclear submarine lessons learned from the dramatic sinking of the submarine USS Cochino in the Norwegian Sea the USS Nautilus's dangerous, first-ever cruise underneath the North Pole As in all of Hornfischer's work, the events unfold in riveting--and often surprising--detail. The story of the Cold War at sea is ultimately the story of America's victorious contest to protect the free world"-- Provided by publishe
Subject United States. Navy History 20th centur
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cold W
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sea-power United States History 20th centur
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World politics 1945-19
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History, Naval 20th centu
Additional Physical Form Entry Hornfischer, James D. First edition. New York : Bantam Books, [2022] Who can hold the sea (DLC) 20210430 9780399178658 Online version:
Donor Information From the CCHS Class of 1955, Michael Dolan.

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