The whole fascinating history of naval warfare—2,500 years and the seven seas.
The history of naval warfare is the history of daring commanders, intrepid sailors, mighty ships, and oceans to conquer. From the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, humanity has taken to the seven seas in search of wealth, power, and prestige.
1,500 entries. 2,500 years of history. Seven seas. It all adds up to Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible reference work on the subject of combat at sea. Spencer C. Tucker, editor of the award winning Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, turns his expertise in military history to the greatest war story of them all—humanity's centuries-old quest for dominance of the mighty deep.
Everything's here, from the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the mighty American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf. Written by an international team of experts, these richly illustrated volumes are the essential reference work for students, scholars, and naval history buffs. A host of features—including an extensive use of maps, an inclusive glossary of naval terms, and a lengthy bibliography—makes this encyclopedia the first—and last—place any landlubber—or self-respecting sailor—will turn to for naval history.