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The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007 by Paul Silverstone

The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007

Part of the The U.S. Navy Warship Series Series


The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007 by Paul Silverstone

The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007, the fifth volume in the monumental U.S. Navy Warship series, presents an all-inclusive compendium of the ships that served in the U.S. Navy from the Cold War up through the present day. Featuring radical new developments in warships such as nuclear-powered submarines and carriers equipped with ballistic missiles, the post-World War II period was one of unprecedented technological growth for the U.S. Navy. The Navy of the Nuclear Age contains specifications and illustrations for all the ships and submarines that have helped the U.S. to achieve its present-day status as the country with the world's largest and most powerful navy. A further article about Paul Silverstone and the Navy Warships series can be found at:


Praise for the U.S. Navy Warship series: Invaluable tools for any historian working in American naval history. -International Journal of Maritime History These are just what naval history buffs and modelers want when searching for information-everything about a vessel or its class is compiled on the same page. What a time saver! -Ships in Scale An important reference work from a recognized and expert author with a long tradition of scholarship. -American Reference Books Annual A necessity for any library. -Nautical Research Journal Here is the one-volume reference that is a must for every serious Naval buff... Encyclopedic in its immense content and well-illustrated with sharp clear photos, this one volume text ... is well worth every penny. -Rod E. Redman, Sea Classics The Navy of the Nuclear Age is so straightforward to navigate that it belies the impressive amount of research that went in to preparing it. Silverstone has provided an invaluable service to histoirans of the US Navy during the Cold War with a research tool tthat brings imporant factual material quickly at hand. And while the book's current price of $150 might limit individual purchases to serious scholars, it should nevertheless find its way into every library section dedicated to military history and national security studies. The Navy of the Nuclear Age sends a clear signal that the Cold War remains relevant, and demand continued attention and study. -International Journal of Maritime History The Navy of the Nuclear Age is an important reference book for the maritime historian. I will look forward to using it and the other volumes in the series for my research. -William A. Fox, PowerShips, Journal of the Steamship Historical Society

About the Author

Paul Silverstone is an internationally recognized naval authority known for his many books and articles on warships. He is author of US Warships of WWII and editor of the naval notes column of Warship International, the quarterly journal of the international Naval Research Organization.

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Publication date

16th February 2009


Paul Silverstone

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


360 pages


Naval forces & warfare
Military history



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