Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control since the Sixteenth Century (Paperback)Michael A. Palmer (author)
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/05/2007
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Commanders at sea struggle not only with the unpredictability of natural elements, but also with a shroud of uncertainty often referred to as the "fog of war". Over the centuries, most admirals yielded to the natural temptation to find in new technologies a means to assert centralized control over their forces. But other commanders have recognised the fog for what it is: a constant level of uncertainty resistant to mere technological solution. In this grand history of naval warfare, Michael Palmer observes five centuries of dramatic encounters under sail and steam.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 227 x 146 x 25 mm
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