Who Can Hold the Sea – The U S Navy in the Cold War 1945-1960

Who Can Hold the Sea – The U S Navy in the Cold War 1945-1960 | 37.53 MB
English | 487 Pages

Title: Who Can Hold the Sea
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Year: 2022

A close-up, action-filled narrative about the crucial role the U.S. Navy played in the early years of the Cold War, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Fleet at Flood Tide

“James D. Hornfischer, the dean of American naval historians, has written a book of dizzying sweep and uncommon ambition.”-Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers

This landmark account of the U.S. Navy in the Cold War, Who Can Hold the Sea combines narrative history with scenes of stirring adventure on-and under-the high seas. In 1945, at the end of World War II, the victorious Navy sends its sailors home and decommissions most of its warships. But this peaceful interlude is short-lived, as Stalin, America’s former ally, makes aggressive moves in Europe and the Far East. Winston Churchill crystallizes the growing Communist threat by declaring the existence of “the Iron Curtain,” and the…



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