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Far China Station

The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898
by Robert Erwin Johnson
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 307 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781591144090
TB Code: 1904339
Availability: 90 in stock

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.