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The American Review of Reviews Volume 52 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,298
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The American Review of Reviews Volume 52 (Paperback): Albert Shaw

The American Review of Reviews Volume 52 (Paperback)

Albert Shaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...defense against invasion. The 60 per cent, of ships which we do possess, moreover, are wofully underofficered and undermanned. Furthermore, the navy as a whole is badly balanced; lacking, as it does, certain indispensable types of ships, such as battle-cruisers and fast scouts, and being deficient in destroyers and sea-going submarines. In considering the question of our naval defense as represented by the fleet, we must rid ourselves of the notion that the three thousand miles of ocean separating us from Europe is in itself a form of protection. On the contrary, the size and speed of modern ships, both of war and commerce, have brought this country within, a week to ten days' steaming of the warships and military transports of Europe, and because of the vast stretch of our coastline and the secrecy that pertains to the sea, it may be stated without fear of contradiction that our maritime frontier renders us more open to a surprise attack than if our Atlantic Coast were a land frontier running cheek by jowl with Europe. The Spanish War taught the American people the controlling influence exerted by the command of the sea, and so deeply was the lesson laid to heart that, within the brief period of six years (1898 to 1904) Congress, by its liberal appropriations, raised the United States to the position of second naval power in the world. Shortly thereafter Great Britain set afloat the first dreadnought and thereby revolutionized naval construction and upset all existing naval valuations. Every great power but ourselves began feverishly to reconstruct its navy along dreadnought lines, and increased its naval budgets. The United States, with suicidal folly, began, in this critical hour, to neglect its navy, being more concerned, apparently, with pensions and t...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Albert Shaw
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 538
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-28261-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-28261-2
Barcode: 9781236282613

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