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- DescriptionA new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest techlogy and the increase in America's worldwide ecomic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the 'modern period' (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel, and powerful breech-loading rifles. Packed with period and modern-day images of the fortifications, and written by a leading expert, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, equipment, and people that defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.
- Author BiographyTerrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. He has published articles in the CDSG Journal, Fort, Casemate, and several other fortification publications. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.
- Author(s)Terrance McGovern
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleFortress
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 44
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.)
- Weight213 g
- Width186 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)Chris Taylor
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