The Face of Naval Battle

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The Face of Naval Battle


Redman, Rod E., Sea Classics


THE FACE OF NAVAL BATTLE Edited by John Reeve and David Stevens 382 Pages, Illustrated, 5'' × 8'', Paperback. ISBN: 1865086673 $24.95. Allen & Unwin; 1-800-8884741; www.ipgbook.com

When it comes to experiencing the terror-raising adrenaline rush of battle, nothing compares to looking into a blazing gun barrel or watching a death-bound kamikaze dive headlong at you. Translated into vicarious experience, these heartpounding anxieties become all too real on the pages of The Face of Naval Battle, an amazing anthology of modern naval conflict written by the men who lived it.

The Face of Naval Battle, edited by naval experts John Reeve and David Stevens, unveils the human experience of 20th-century Naval battle by the men and women who have defended their country at sea. Spanning the industrial and post-industrial eras in Naval combat, from the modern battleship to the technological advances in weaponry, The Face of Naval Battle utilizes first-person narratives, journal excerpts and naval academic analysis to prove the major strategic force found in sea power is, inevitably, found in the actions and reactions of the Navy soldiers in battle. …

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