Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-98

Naval Institute Press
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This was the first study to put 19th century American naval and diplomatic affairs in the Far East into clear perspective. Johnson examines the origins of the East India Squadron, defines its import role in the implementation of foreign policy and describes the dangers routinely faced by the squadron’s ships and sailors. Great and gallant ships move through the pages from the famous Olympia and the majestic Columbus to the plodding Palos. Naval heroes and the not-so-great, angry mobs, Japanese rebels, leaky boilers, imperious officials and infirm admirals are set against a background of uncertain anchorages, storms at sea, and the ravages of disease in the last years of the Old Navy.
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About the author

Robert Erwin Johnson was a professor of history at the University of Alabama. He was also the author of "Thence Around Cape Horn," "Bering Sea Escort" and "Rear Admiral John Rodgers." He died in 2008.

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Publisher
Naval Institute Press
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Published on
Aug 31, 2013
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781612514826
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Modern / 19th Century
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