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American Coastal Defenses 1885-1950

Written by Terrance McGovernAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Terrance McGovern and Bolling SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bolling Smith
Illustrated by Peter BullAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Bull

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A new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the "modern" period (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel, and powerful breech-loading rifles. Packed with period and modern-day images of the fortifications, and written by a leading expert, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, equipment, and people that defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.

  • American Coastal Defenses 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern and Bolling Smith
  • June 27, 2006
  • History - Military - World War II
  • Osprey Publishing
  • $18.95
  • 9781841769226

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