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The Resource Missouri at sea : warships with Show-Me State names, Richard E. Schroeder

Missouri at sea : warships with Show-Me State names, Richard E. Schroeder

Label
Missouri at sea : warships with Show-Me State names
Title
Missouri at sea
Title remainder
warships with Show-Me State names
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Schroeder
Title variation
Warships with Show-Me State names
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • "Although the state of Missouri is located hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, ships with Missouri names and connections have served the United States for decades. In Missouri at Sea, Richard Schroeder tells about the ships that were named after the state, its cities, and its favorite sons and explores the important role that each has played in American history. For each vessel, a brief history is supplied, and the book is illustrated with many extraordinary images and photographs taken from official U.S. government records and archives. Schroeder begins his volume with the first St. Louis and other small early ships that were symbolic of America{u2019}s modest nineteenth-century commercial and political ambitions. The first Missouri, one of the earliest American steamships, depicts the United States{u2019} move into the industrial and technological revolution of the nineteenth century. Another Federal St. Louis and a Confederate Missouri highlight the Mississippi River Civil War campaign. Schroeder then turns to America{u2019}s rise as a global military power at the beginning of the twentieth century with stories of the St. Louis in the Spanish-American War and the first battleship Missouri of Teddy Roosevelt{u2019}s Great White Fleet. The dominance of the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater is illustrated by the fourth and most famous of all the ships to bear the name Missouri, whose deck was the site for the Japanese surrender. The advanced technological achievements of the mid-twentieth century are represented by the nuclear submarines named for one of Missouri{u2019}s favorite sons and for its capital: Daniel Boone and Jefferson City. Also highlighted in the volume is the 5,000-crew nuclear aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, along with smaller ships named for Missouri war heroes. Missouri at Sea will appeal to those readers interested in naval history and technology or Missouri history."--Publishers website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schroeder, Richard E
Dewey number
359.8/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VA65.M59
LC item number
S37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missouri (Battleship : BB-63)
  • Warships
  • Warships
  • Missouri
Summary expansion
Although the state of Missouri is located hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, ships with Missouri names and connections have served the United States for decades. In Missouri at Sea, Richard Schroeder uses the ships that were named after the state, its cities, and its favorite sons to explore the important role that each has played in American history. For each vessel, a brief history is supplied, and the book is illustrated with many extraordinary images and photographs taken from official U.S. government records and archives. Schroeder begins his volume with the first St. Louis and other small early ships that were symbolic of America's modest nineteenth-century commercial and political ambitions. The first Missouri, one of the earliest American steam-ships, depicts the United States' move into the industrial and technological revolution of the nineteenth century. Another Federal St. Louis and a Confederate Missouri highlight the Mississippi River Civil War campaign. Schroeder then turns to America's rise as a global military power at the beginning of the twentieth century with stories of the St. Louis in the Spanish-American War and the first battleship Missouri of Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. The dominance of the U.S. Navy during the World War II in the Pacific thrater is illustrated by the fourth and most famous of all the ships to bear the name Missouri, whose deck was the site for the Japanese surrender. The advanced technological achievements of the mid-twentieth century are depicted by the nuclear submarines named for one of Missouri's favorite sons and for its capital: Daniel Boone and Jefferson City. Also highlighted in the volume is the 5,000-crew nuclearaircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, along with smaller ships named for Missouri war heroes. Missouri at Sea will appeal to those readers interested in naval history and technology or Missouri history
Label
Missouri at sea : warships with Show-Me State names, Richard E. Schroeder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53970678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780826215239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Missouri at sea : warships with Show-Me State names, Richard E. Schroeder
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53970678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780826215239
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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