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The Resource Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960, James D. Hornfischer

Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960, James D. Hornfischer

Label
Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
Title
Who can hold the sea
Title remainder
the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
Statement of responsibility
James D. Hornfischer
Title variation
  • U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
  • US Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
  • United States Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hornfischer, James D
Dewey number
359.00973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VA58.4
LC item number
.H67 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Sea-power
  • United States
  • World politics
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
Label
Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960, James D. Hornfischer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fleet at a crossroads -- Memo from Moscow -- Toward containment -- The big jolt : Operation Crossroads -- 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 -- Alliance of rivals -- The gadgeteers -- Trouble in the Suez -- "Nautilus 90 North" -- Forward fleets like firefighters -- SIOP -- To build a better battleship -- From the deep to target
Control code
on1311086640
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399178641
Lccn
2021043097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1311086640
Label
Who can hold the sea : the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960, James D. Hornfischer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-423) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fleet at a crossroads -- Memo from Moscow -- Toward containment -- The big jolt : Operation Crossroads -- 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 -- Alliance of rivals -- The gadgeteers -- Trouble in the Suez -- "Nautilus 90 North" -- Forward fleets like firefighters -- SIOP -- To build a better battleship -- From the deep to target
Control code
on1311086640
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399178641
Lccn
2021043097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1311086640

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