The Last Century of Sea Power, Volume 1


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<P>The transition to modern war at sea began during the period of the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Spanish-American War (1898) and was propelled forward rapidly by the advent of the dreadnought and the nearly continuous state of war that culminated in World War I. By 1922, most of the elements that would define sea power in the 20th century were in place. Written by one of our foremost military historians, this volume acknowledges the complex nature of this transformation, focusing on imperialism, the growth of fleets, changes in shipbuilding and armament technology, and doctrines about the deployment and use of force at sea, among other factors. There is careful attention to the many battles fought at sea during this period and their impact on the future of sea power. The narrative is supplemented by a wide range of reference materials, including a detailed census of capital ships built during this period and a remarkable chronology of actions at sea during World War I. </P>
<P>Preface and Acknowledgments<BR>List of Maps<BR>List of Appendices<BR>Part I. Introduction. Definitions and Terms of Reference<BR>Chapter 1 The Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895<BR>Chapter 2 The Greco-Turkish war of 1897<BR>Chapter 3 The Spanish-American War of 1898<BR>Chapter 4 The Shifting Balance of Power<BR>Part I Appendices<BR>Part I Notes<BR>Part II. Introduction: From Port Arthur to Bucharest, 1898 to 1913<BR>Chapter 5 The Russo-Japanese War: The First Phases<BR>Chapter 6 The Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima and its Aftermath<BR>Chapter 7 The Dreadnought Naval Race<BR>Chapter 8 Prelude to the First World War<BR>Part II Appendices<BR>Part II Notes<BR>Part III. Introduction: From Sarajevo to Constantinople, 1914 to 1922<BR>Chronology of the First World War at Sea<BR>Chapter 9 The First World War: The War in Northern Waters<BR>Chapter 10 The First World War: Tsingtao and the Dardanelles<BR>Chapter 11 The First World War: Naval Support of Operations in Africa<BR>Chapter 12 The First World War: Action in the Baltic<BR>Chapter 13 The First World War: The Black Sea, Otranto Strait, and Other Matters<BR>Chapter 14 The Legacy of the First World War<BR>Part III Appendices<BR>Part III Notes<BR>Part IV. Conclusion: Not so much Finis as... <BR>Part IV Appendix<BR>Part IV Notes<BR>Index</P>



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