Europe ruled the waves for most of the modern era and even when its navies were eclipsed in size by the US force, they continued to dominate world wars. In this unique history of Europe's naval forces, Larry Sondhaus charts the development of naval warfare from the transition to steam to recent actions in the Persian Gulf. Combining detailed technical information with an in-depth comparison of warfare and tactics across some of the key conflicts of the modern world, this is an absorbing account of European and British seapower, past and present.
About the Author:
Lawrence Sondhaus is Professor of History at the University of Indianapolis. His many books include "Naval Warfare, 1815-1914 "(2001) and "Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era "(1997).