A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy

A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy

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Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A Sailora€™s History of the U.S. Navy brings to life the events that have shaped and inspired the Navy of today while highlighting the roles of all Sailorsa€”from seaman to admiral. Rather than focus entirely upon such naval icons as Stephen Decatur and Chester Nimitz, as most histories do, author Thomas J. Cutler, a retired lieutenant commander and former second class petty officer, brings to the forefront the contributions of enlisted people. Youa€™ll read about Quartermaster Peter Williams, who steered the ironclad Monitor into history, and Hospital Corpsman Tayinikia Campbell, who saved lives in USS Cole after she was struck by terrorists in Yemen. Unlike most histories, A Sailora€™s History is arranged thematically rather than chronologically. Chapters are built around the Navya€™s core values of honor, courage, and commitment, its traditions of qDona€™t Tread on Meq and qDona€™t Give Up the Ship, q and other significant aspects of the Navy. As Cutler states in his preface, the book is not a whitewash. He includes mistakes and defeats along with the achievements and victories as he draws a portrait of a Navy growing stronger and smarter while turning tragedy into triumph. The result is a unique account that captures the Navya€™s heritage as much as its history and provides inspiration as well as information while emphasizing that most essential element of naval history: the Sailor.... The Bluejacketa#39;s Manual The ChiefPetty Officera#39;s Guide Newly Commissioned Officera#39;s Guide Naval Officera#39;s Guide ... and Traditions Dictionary of Naval Terms Dictionary of Naval Abbreviations Division Officera#39;s Guide Watch Officera#39;s Guideanbsp;...

Title:A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy
Author: Thomas Cutler
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2012-10-11

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