Austro Hungarian Naval Policy 1904 1914

Author: Milan Vego
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136713387
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This unique and comprehensive account describes the interplay of internal and external factors in the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian Navy from a coastal defence force in 1904 to a respectable battle force capable of the joint operations with other Triple Alliance fleets in the Mediterranean by the eve of World War I. By 1914 the Austro-Hungarian Navy was the sixth largest navy in the world and the quality of its officers and men was widely recognised by most European naval observers at the time. The book describes the relationships between naval leaders, the heir to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and the Parliament in shaping the dual Monarchy's naval policy. It also shows how the changes in foreign policy in Italy and underlying animosities between Rome and Vienna led to a naval race in the Adriatic that eventually bolstered Germany's naval position in respect to Great Britain in the North Sea.

Deutschlands Seemacht Sonst und Jetzt

Author: Georg Wislicenus
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3846014338
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Der Marineschriftsteller Georg Wislicenus schildert im vorliegenden Band die Entwicklung und Bedeutung der deutschen Flotte. Nach einer kurzen bersicht ber die Chronologie bis zur Reichsgr ndung 1871 beschreibt Wislicenus den Zustand und die Aufgaben der Flotte am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts und wagt abschlie end einen Ausblick in die Zukunft. Illustriert mit zahlreichen Abbildungen des Marinemalers Willy St wer. Sorgf ltig nachbearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1896.

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

Author: Alexander Berkman
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447482042
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Originally published in 1912, this early work by anarchist and political activist Alexander Berkman is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details an account of his time spent in the Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania while serving a sentence for attempting to assassinate wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick. This is a fascinating publication highly recommended for those interested in anarchism and the history of American politics. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

Author: Jill B. Gidmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301483
Format: PDF
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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.

Transport in Victorian Britain

Author: Michael J. Freeman
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719023330
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This work offers coverage of the developments in transport during the period 1840-1914, which highlights the role of steam power in transforming economic and geographical relationships on land and at sea, while also exploring those transport systems which survived the advent of the steam age like sail in coastal oceanic shipping and human and animal power in the movement of goods.