This is a like new paperback. 1993 Newer Edition Naval Institute Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. No creasing along spine. The cover is clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear from display. Larger size, super octavo or 7" x 11" with 145 pages including index.
This is the revised, newer version of the book first published in 1970. The title has been in demand for over 20 years. This republished newer edition provides an understanding of the nature of these fascinating elements of the nation's military past and the part they played in defense. The book explains and illustrates developments in American seacoast defense, from the simple earthworks of the late 1700's to the nearly impregnable concrete fortifications of World War Two. Photos enhance the detailed text of each seacoast fortification.
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