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War at Sea
A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century
James P. Delgado
Reviews and Awards
"Winner of James Deetz Award from the Society for Historical Archaeology "
"War at Sea is an excellent overview of military nautical archeology around the globe, enhanced by decent maps, a glossary, a comprehensive bibliography, and photos and drawings, including sixteen color plates. It will interest naval and nautical historians, and likely sport divers as well." - Jonathan Beard, Michigan War Studies Review
"In WAR AT SEA, James P. Delgado delivers a sweeping history of naval warfare told through the evidence of sunken ships scattered around the globe . . . readers may wish to know more of Mr. Delgado's personal experience, given the hints he offers of his own shipwreck searches. Having written a highly readable survey of naval warfare and technology, he clearly has more stories to tell." - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "
"This book is a useful tool for educators who wish to bring more naval history into their classrooms. High school and undergraduate students will find the text lively and easy to understand, though assigning the entire book would probably best work in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses on oceans in world and military history. Public historians will find valuable information on artifacts and exhibits preserved in museums and private collections around the world. Scholars engaged in military history, certainly those focused on land warfare, will find material useful in expanding their view of military engagement." - Cynthia Ross, World History Connected
"Awe-inspiring." -FOREWORD REVIEWS"
"A detailed and well-documented global tour of the history of lost warships over 3,000 years of prehistory and history . . . an incredible piece of research by one of the pioneers of underwater cultural studies . . . a masterpiece that will be a benchmark for understanding the significance of shipwreck history for decades to come." - THE NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION "
"James Delgado is the Sherlock Holmes of sunken warship investigation, perhaps the most respected and renowned military marine archeological expert of all time. Fascinating and dramatic, War at Sea is his most recent book, a treasury of intrigue and enigmas from the countless sunken warships that lie on the bottom of oceans, lakes, and rivers." - Clive Cussler, bestselling novelist and founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency
"There is no finer maritime historian alive today than James Delgado. His new book War at Sea is a stunning example of his broad knowledge of all times historical beneath the sea. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is not only interested in naval history but enjoys a good story as well. A must read!" - Robert D. Ballard, discoverer of the RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck
"Compelling and captivating. A real tour de force. Delgado takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of warships from antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the relevant shipwrecks and fragmentary remains that have been recovered by maritime archaeologists. Magisterial." - Eric Cline, author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
"Combining vast, up-to-the-minute scholarship with his extensive personal experience exploring the shipwrecks of the world, James Delgado has created an encyclopedic history of war at sea that is also a fun and fascinating read. Wonderfully illustrated, this is maritime history at its best."-Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown"