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The Navy: Naval Historical Foundation

The Navy: Naval Historical Foundation

Large format white coffee table book from The Naval Historical Foundation. It has padded covers with the Navy Emblem on the front. Published in 2004 this book covers naval topics about the years 1775 through to 1991 as well as the fleet of today and the heritage of the Navy.

It provides an excellent outline, complete with stunning pictures, many in full color, including supporting stories and details.

Publisher's Note

To mark the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Navy, this oversized naval history features hundreds of full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations that document the ships and weaponry, campaigns, accomplishments, and people that have played a key role in the evolution of the U.S. Navy.

Table of contents for The Navy

  • Preface
    Rear Admiral W. J. Holland, Jr., USN (Ret)
  • The Prerogative of Sea Powers
    Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN


  • We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours
    1775 -1815 William M. Fowler, Jr.
  • Whose Flag Has Displayed in Distant Climes
    1816-1860 Michael J. Crawford
  • Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!
    The Civil War by Craig L. Symonds


  • You May Fire When Ready, Gridley
    1865-1922 James C. Bradford
  • A Navy Second to None
    1922-1941 Thomas C. Hone


  • Winning a Two-Ocean War
    1941-1945 Paul Stillwell


  • Cold War to Violent Peace
    1945-1991 Edward J. Marolda


  • Today's Fleet-Forward from the Sea
    Vice Admiral Robert F Dunn, USN (Ret)
    President, Naval Historical Foundation
  • Surface Action Starboard!
    Captain Bruce R. Linder, USN (Ret)
  • Two Block Foxtrot!-U.S. Carrier Aviation
    Captain Rosario Rausa, USNR (Ret)
  • Dive! Dive! Submarines in the New World Order
    Captain James H. Patton, USN (Ret)
  • Land the Landing Force! Amphibious Assault at the Turn of the Millennium
    Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret)
  • Mare Nostrum: Ocean Surveillance, Maritime Patrol, and Intelligence
    Captain Andrew C. A. Jampoler, USN (Ret)
  • Weapons That Wait: Mine Warfare in the 21st Century
    Rear Admiral Charles F. Home III, USN (Ret)
  • Stealth from the Sea
    Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN (Ret)

The Supporting Cast

  • Doctors . . Lawyers ... and Storekeeper Chiefs
    Captain John Edward Jackson, Supply Corps, USN (Ret)


  • Partakers of the Glory-Customs and Traditions
    Vice Admiral William P. Mack, USN (Ret)
  • Lest We Forget-Museums and Memorials
    Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN (Ret)

Acknowledgments and Index

  • Acknowledgments
  • Suggested Reading
  • Authors and Editors
  • Index

AKA : The Big White US Navy Book

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 2002727263
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Main Title: The Navy / W. J. Holland, Jr., editor-in-chief.
  • Published/Created: Washington, D.C. : Naval Historical Foundation; [S.l.] : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, c2000.
  • Related Names:
    • Holland, W. J.
    • Naval Historical Foundation.
  • Description: 352 p. : ill. (some col.); 38 cm.
  • ISBN: 0883631008
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-346) and index.
  • Subjects:
    • United States. Navy --History.
    • United States --History, Naval.
  • LC Classification: VA55 .N249 2000
  • Dewey Class No.: 359/.00973 21
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)ocm45158244
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: pcc
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