- Paperback: 146 pages
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 2, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1557505020
- ISBN-13: 978-1557505026
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.8 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seacoast Fortifications of the United States: An Introductory History Paperback – April 2, 1993
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Top Customer Reviews
In just 145 pages of superb text supplemented by an excellent selection of black and white photographs and diagrams, Lewis maps the history of US land-based seacoast defense, a long neglected topic. Lewis identifies three stages in the construction of a network of forts around the major ports and river mouths on three coasts. His narrative traces the evolution of construction from dirt to stone to concrete, and the effort to adapt building technique to different terrain and changing threat. The last pages include US coastal defense constructed in Panama and the Philippens prior to World War II.
"Seacoast Fortifications of the United States" is very highly recommended to students of the military art as a highly readable introduction into what once our first line of defense.
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Very useful outline of the topic of fortifications in the US. There is a reason why it's always on sale at national parks.Published 6 months ago by Tom D.
A short but informative work on the various system of American fortifications. I originally obtained this as a soft cover book over 20 years ago and it has some place gone into... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kindle Customer
know an have been to some of the forts listed in book such as fort adams, sumter, moultire an different gun batterys. gives good history.Published on February 4, 2013 by P. Russell