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Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

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Authors: Paul Kennedy & Ian Marshall

c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) | 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 | Maritime history | Second World War | Naval forces & warfare

Published on 11th June 2024 by Yale University Press in the United States.

Paperback / softback | 644 pages, 83 colour illus.
254mm x 178mm | 0g

A sweeping, lavishly illustrated one-volume history of the rise of American naval power during World War II  “When he is at his best, as he often is in these pages, Kennedy can be dazzling.”—Ian W. Toll, New York Times  “The book makes for enjoyable reading, owing to the author’s easygoing style. . . . Kennedy is an academic who does not write like one; he writes a story, not a treatise.”—Robert D. Kaplan, Washington Post  “Engrossing.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal   In this engaging narrative, brought to life by marine artist Ian Marshall’s beautiful full-color paintings, 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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