American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 (Fortress No. 44)

American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 (Fortress No. 44)

By: Terrance McGovern (author), Chris Taylor (illustrator)Paperback

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Description

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.

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About Author

Terrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. He has published articles in the CDSG Journal, Fort, Casemate, and several other fortification publications. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781841769226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 62
  • ID: 9781841769226
  • weight: 213
  • ISBN10: 1841769223

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