On Seas Of Glory. Heroic Men, Great Ships, And Epic Battles Of The American Navy
New York: The Free Press, (2001). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; x, 436, index; illustrated with black and white photographs, maps; blue cloth and blue paper covered boards, lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Near fine / very good. Item #18047
In "On Seas of Glory" the U.S. Navy meets a storyteller worthy of its epic. John Lehman was Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Navy, and the man most responsible for rejuvenating the service during the 1980s. Lehman here gives a sweeping narrative of the Navy, from the Revolutionary War to the present day, filled with the ships that dominated, equally titanic personalities, and the battles that made history. Lehman profiles naval greats -- from John Paul Jones and David Glasgow Farragut to Commodore George Dewey and FDR -- but also gives credit to the lesser-known sailors who have made the U.S. Navy the mightiest in the world. "On Seas of Glory" uses the diaries, memoirs, and letters of average sailors to reveal naval combat as though firsthand.