On seas of glory : heroic men, great ships, and epic battles of the American Navy / John Lehman.
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- ISBN: 0684871769
- Physical Description: x, 436 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map, plans ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2001.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-414) and index.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 September 2001
As a national security professional, naval aviator, Reagan's secretary of the navy, and descendant of Revolutionary War privateers, Lehman is well qualified for this chatty, popular overview of highlights of the U. S. Navy's first 200 years. Jumping from subject to subject like a grasshopper, and quite unlike a systematic historian, he emphasizes sometimes overlooked persons and weapons, such as Captain Nicholas Biddle of the continental navy, lost with his frigate Randolph; Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jewish flag officer and an adamant opponent of flogging; improvised ships of the Civil War and World War II, including the converted landing craft-gunboats in which Lehman's father served; as well as much of the spadework involved in creating the 600-ship Reagan-era navy. Those who dislike Lehman's pogoing historiography may give the book a pass, but many others will enjoy it, even if slightly better editing would have made it even more enjoyable. ((Reviewed September 1, 2001))Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews
John Lehman, shown here while an aviator in the Naval Reserve, was appointed Secretary of the Navy by Ronald Reagan. He is the founding partner of J. F. Lehman & Company, and the chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation. He lives in Manhattan and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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