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1st Edition

The Merchant Marine in International Affairs, 1850-1950

ISBN 9780714644714
Published October 29, 2000 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant marine of a nation.

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"highly relevant observations in 200 very readable pages...provide material support and an essential source of trained manpower for the fighting fleets"

Warship World

"The Merchant Marine in International Affairs will interest specialists in maritime history and economic warfare. The contributions are meticulously documented which should guide others who wish to embark on further research on the subject."

- Canadian Journal of History

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'The authors show how the British, American and Japanese merchant marines indeed played an important role in the relations between these nations as "the non-fighting part of their maritime power". This study sheds light on an aspect of maritime history which has received little attention. Recommended.' - The Northern Mariner