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by Stephens S. Roberts,Theodore Ropp


Most books covering naval history in the XIX century have been written by british historians and are therefore undisputedly biased towards the Royal Navy. This splendid book is an in depth study of the French Navy in the second half of the nineteenth century

Most books covering naval history in the XIX century have been written by british historians and are therefore undisputedly biased towards the Royal Navy. This splendid book is an in depth study of the French Navy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many readers shall be surprised reading how the ships, ordnance and munitions were scientifically developed and how the french naval institutions were responsible of an outstanding technological effort which kept the French Navy ahead of the Royal Navy in quality terms for a long time.

An impressive study on technological change, strategic theory, the balance of power, and the "strategy of the weak. This is one of the books that started the trend towards modern military history, in which, rather than focusing on battles, campaigns and leaders, the emphasis is on political, economic, diplomatic and technological factors. Ropp's classic is one of the first scholarly works on peacetime militaries, and on the French Navy, of all things.

Theodore Ropp (born 22 May 1911 in Hollywood, Illinois - died 2 December 2000 in Durham, North Carolina) was .

Theodore Ropp (born 22 May 1911 in Hollywood, Illinois - died 2 December 2000 in Durham, North Carolina) was a professor at Duke University. Gale Contemporary Authors.

An impressive study on technological change, strategic theory, the balance of power, and the strategy of the weak.

book by Theodore Ropp. An impressive study on technological change, strategic theory, the balance of power, and the strategy of the weak.

A very competent exploration of the reasons for the creation of a navy of "samples" as the world fumbled towards the manner in which a practical naval vessel powered by steam could replace the wooden sailing warship. There is a good deal of exploration of the efforts of other European navies trying their own ideas. A necessary part of any pre-Dreadnought library. The book is well illustrated wit several interesting deck plans.

Theodore Ropp's first teaching position was as an instructor in history at Harvard University in 1937-38. In 1938, Duke University appointed him instructor in history. Remaining at Duke for the remainder of his career, he was appointed professor in 1959 and professor emeritus in 1980. Ropp first became well known through his contribution to Edward Mead Earle's widely used book "Makers of Modern Strategy", published in 1943. Gale "Contemporary Authors".

Ropp war einer der ersten akademischen (zivilen) Militärhistoriker in den USA. Sein Buch War in the Modern Age (zuerst . The Development of a Modern Navy: French Naval Policy, 1871-1904 (Herausgeber Stephen S. Roberts), Naval Institute Press, 1987. Sein Buch War in the Modern Age (zuerst 1959) war ein Standardwerk an US-Militär- und Marineakademien. Er war mit Elizabeth Chapman (die er in Oberlin kennenlernte) verheiratet und hatte drei Söhne. Ropp sprach Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch und Afrikaans. 1991 erhielt er den Samuel Eliot Morison Prize. Biographie am Triangle Institute for Security Studies, TISS.

Ropp, Theodore, The Development of a Modern Navy, French Naval Policy 1871–1904 (Naval Institute Press .

Ropp, Theodore, The Development of a Modern Navy, French Naval Policy 1871–1904 (Naval Institute Press, 1987). Ross, Al, The Destroyer Campbeltown (Conway Maritime Press, 1990). Rössler, Eberhard, The U-Boat (Cassell & Co, 2001). US Naval Technical Mission to Japan, Defenses of Tsushima and Entrance to Sea of Japan, (January 1946); Japanese Torpedoes and Tubes, Article 2, ‘Aircraft Torpedoes’ (March 1946); Japanese Torpedoes and Tubes, Article 3, ‘Above-water Tubes’ (March 1946); Japanese Torpedoes and Tubes, Article 1, ‘Ship and Kaiten Torpedoes’ (April 1946), < ww. ischer-tropsch. org/primary documents/gvt J%20Reports.

In 1953, Secretary of the Navy Robert Bernard Anderson named the chair in honor of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King . King, recognizing King’s great personal interest in maritime history. The Ernest J. King chair was named and first filled during the tenure of Professor Clarence H. Haring. At that point, there was only one other named academic chair in the United States for the field of maritime history, that held by the Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs established at Harvard University in 1948.

An impressive study on technological change, strategic theory, the balance of power, and the "strategy of the weak."

The Development of a Modern Navy: French Naval Policy, 1871-1904 epub download

ISBN13: 978-0870211416

ISBN: 0870211412

Author: Stephens S. Roberts,Theodore Ropp

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 1987)

Pages: 439 pages

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Rating: 4.6

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Freighton
In my opinion,this is still the best book written on the French Navy in the period 1871 - 1904 even though it was authored back in 1987, It describes the technological advances of the Navy and also the almost continuous political administrative incompetence of the civilian leadership. I thought the most interesting parts of the book were the discussions of the incredible chaos of the administration of ship building. It took up to nine years to construct a battleship because of all the redesigns and the politically volatile construction budgets.
Freighton
In my opinion,this is still the best book written on the French Navy in the period 1871 - 1904 even though it was authored back in 1987, It describes the technological advances of the Navy and also the almost continuous political administrative incompetence of the civilian leadership. I thought the most interesting parts of the book were the discussions of the incredible chaos of the administration of ship building. It took up to nine years to construct a battleship because of all the redesigns and the politically volatile construction budgets.
Gogul
Most books covering naval history in the XIX century have been written by british historians and are therefore undisputedly biased towards the Royal Navy. This splendid book is an in depth study of the French Navy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many readers shall be surprised reading how the ships, ordnance and munitions were scientifically developed and how the french naval institutions were responsible of an outstanding technological effort which kept the French Navy ahead of the Royal Navy in quality terms for a long time. This book is essential for anybody interested in the naval history of the XIX century.
Gogul
Most books covering naval history in the XIX century have been written by british historians and are therefore undisputedly biased towards the Royal Navy. This splendid book is an in depth study of the French Navy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many readers shall be surprised reading how the ships, ordnance and munitions were scientifically developed and how the french naval institutions were responsible of an outstanding technological effort which kept the French Navy ahead of the Royal Navy in quality terms for a long time. This book is essential for anybody interested in the naval history of the XIX century.