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A sweeping, lavish one-volume history of the rise of American naval power during World War II

In this engaging narrative, historian Paul Kennedy grapples with the rise and fall of the Great Powers during World War II. Tracking the movements of the six major navies of the Second World War—the allied navies of Britain, France, and the United States and the Axis navies of Germany, Italy, and Japan—Kennedy tells a story of naval battles, maritime campaigns, convoys, amphibious landings, and strikes from the sea. From the elimination of the Italian, German, and Japanese fleets, and almost all of the French fleet, to the end of the era of the big-gunned surface vessel, the advent of the atomic bomb, and the rise of an American economic and military power larger than anything the world had ever seen, Kennedy shows how the strategic landscape for naval affairs was completely altered between 1936 and 1946.

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No the defendant work on all navies fighting in World War II.

Painstakingly researched and thoroughly documented, this book is a must read for any naval sciences professional. even if you are a naval history buff, you will hear from professor Kennedy things you didn’t know or have forgotten. Thoroughly enjoyable bit of history!

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The authors historical facts are accurate, but the conclusion he draws are simplistic at best, and problematic in most cases. For instance, the author sets up some what if scenarios towards the end of the book that could not technically occur given actual realities. Or you would have to butterfly so many things to reach conditions to allow them, that you might as well add death rays and aliens. There are much better books on ww2 naval history.

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