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Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control Since the Sixteenth Century

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Commanders at sea struggle not only with the unpredictability of natural elements, but also with a shroud of uncertainty often referred to as the "fog of war." Over the centuries most admirals yielded to the natural temptation to find in new technologies a means to assert centralized control over their forces. But other commanders have recognized the fog for what it is: a ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press (first published March 31st 2005)
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It's hard for naval warfare to get as much shelf space as land warfare in any library devoted to military history. We live on the land, so it is no surprise that much is written about generals, armies, battles and campaigns. Naval warfare has its share of "battle books" as well, but the burden is on the reader to analyze and understand how fleets worked at fighting each other.

This is where "Command at Sea" by Michael Palmer fills the gap. The book is a history of naval command and control datin
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Michael A. Palmer is a professor of History and Maritime Studies at East Carolina University.
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