The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II

The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II

Author: Robert J Cressman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781682471548

Category: History

Page: 867

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Ten years after the close of World War II, the U.S. Navy published a chronology of its operations in the war. Long out of print, the work focused on what were then defined as critical and decisive events. It ignored a multitude of combat actions as well as the loss or damage of many types of U.S. ships and craft—particularly auxiliaries, amphibious ships, and district craft—and entirely omitted the U.S. submarine campaign against Japanese shipping, This greatly expanded and updated study, now available in paperback with an index, goes far beyond the original work, drawing on information from more than forty additional years of historical research and writing. Massive, but well organized, it addresses operational aspects of the U.S. Navy’s war in every theater.

United States Merchant Marine Casualties of World War II, rev ed.

United States Merchant Marine Casualties of World War II, rev ed.

Author: Robert M. Browning, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484973

Category: History

Page: 419

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The U.S. merchant marine played a critical, though often overlooked, role in World War II. This reference work provides a brief narrative of each of the recorded attacks on American-flagged merchant ships, as well as an accounting of the men and the ships, which were a part of this worldwide conflict. In addition to the wealth of data on the ships, their crews and cargoes, it depicts the exciting and often violent story of the hundreds of enemy attacks on convoys and lone merchant vessels. Evident within the narrative is the gallantry and sacrifice of naval gun crews and the merchant crewmen.

Democrat and Diplomat

Democrat and Diplomat

Author: Robert Dallek

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199946938

Category: History

Page: 327

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Originally published: 1968. With new pref.

Debtor Diplomacy

Debtor Diplomacy

Author: Jay Sexton

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0199281033

Category: History

Page: 298

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Drawing on the archives of London banks and the papers of statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic, this text explores the United States' foreign debt during the mid-19th century, a crucial but previously neglected aspect of the Civil War period.

The Iron Road in the Prairie State

The Iron Road in the Prairie State

Author: Simon Cordery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253019127

Category: Transportation

Page: 238

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In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation's railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state's expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation's rail network.