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Who can hold the sea: the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960
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New York : Bantam Books, [2022].
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
359 HOR
Description
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

“James D. Hornfischer, the dean of American naval historians, has written a book of dizzying sweep and uncommon ambition.”—Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers

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 that include the controversial tests of the A-bombs that were dropped on warships at Bikini Island; the invention of sonar and the developing science of undersea warfare; the Navy’s leading part in key battles of the Korean War; the dramatic sinking of the submarine USS Cochino in the Norwegian Sea; the invention of the nuclear submarine and the dangerous, first-ever cruise of the USS Nautilus under the North Pole; and the growth of the modern Navy with technological breakthroughs such as massive aircraft carriers, and cruisers fitted with surface-to-air missiles.

As in all of Hornfischer’s works, the events unfold in riveting 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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-423) and index.
Description
"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 publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hornfischer, J. D. (2022). Who can hold the sea: the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960. First edition. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hornfischer, James D.. 2022. Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hornfischer, James D., Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960. New York: Bantam Books, 2022.

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Hornfischer, James D.. Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War, 1945-1960. First edition. New York: Bantam Books, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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