El libro AMERICAN COASTAL DEFENCES 1885-1950 escrito en español sobre Historia contiene 133 paginas, escritas por el escritor TERRANCE MCGOVERN , 2007 distribuido por la editoral OSPREY PUBLISHING
In the late 19th century, with the advancements of technology and the increase in the economic stature of the United States, a new round of fortification construction began in the United States and its overseas territories.
Places like Portland, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Charlestown, Savannah, Key West, Los Angeles and San Francisco were extensively fortified.
This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the modern era (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel and powerful impact charge rifles.
It covers the sites, weapons, equipment and people who defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.