This collection of interpretive, biographical essays on the admirals of the new steel navy continues the story of the development of the American naval begun so successfully in Command Under Sail and Captains of the Old Steam Navy. During the period of 1880 to 1930, the U.S. Navy underwent a significant transformation as it adapted to new technologies and grew to meet the responsibilities thrust upon it by America's new role as a world power. This book offers readers an entertaining yet informative history that allows amateur and professionals alike to better appreciate the U.S. Navy's dramatic period of development and adjustment.
James C. Bradford is a professor of history at Texas A&M, USA and a respected specialist in American maritime, naval and military history in the early national period of American history. He is the editor of many books on military history, including Quarterdeck and Bridge.