Brown-, Green- And Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare, 1861 to the Present
From riverine operations in the American Civil War and China in the 1860s to the major fleet engagements of the World Wars, plus more recent naval actions in the Falklands/Malvenas War and Gulf War, Lindberg and Todd methodically show how geography has shaped the strategy, tactics, and tools of naval warfare. Alfred T. Mahan was perhaps the first naval professional to reco...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 30th 2001 by Praeger
(first published September 5th 2000)
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Interesting, but wavers between extremely academic and historically superficial. The end notes at the end of each chapter are annoying; if they're not going to be at the end of the book, they're really better off at the bottom of each page. Will probably require a re-read of certain sections.