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The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922
American diplomatic history too often has been written without adequate consideration of economic, military, intellectual, and other motivating factors behind foreign policy, and the study of naval history too often has been limited to a narrow consideration of wars and campaigns without attention to the Navy's continuing influence on foreign and domestic affairs in time o ...more
Paperback, 741 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by US Naval Institute Press
(first published 1971)
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Aug 14, 2012 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
An exhaustive - if not exhausting - history of American naval strategy and diplomacy in the Pacific. The title is somewhat misleading, as Professor Braisted rightly concluded that the American naval policy in the Pacific couldn't be taken in isolation, so much of the narrative concerns events and discussions that took place in, for instance, the great Washington Naval Conference, in Europe during the First World War and in the halls of Congress as the size and roles of the US Navy in general was ...more
A native of Washington, D.C., William Braisted studied as an undergraduate at George Washington and Stanford Universities and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago. A specialist in Asian history, he taught at the University of Texas in Austin from 1942 until his retirement. During World War II, he served as a research consultant for the Military Intelligence Service as an ...more
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