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Seeking Reading Suggestions on Roosevelt's Great White Fleet


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Hi, I'm interested in the Great White Fleet, Teddy Roosevelt's great effort in the first decade of the 20th century, and I'd like to solicit reading suggestions. (Eventually I want to build some models.) There are a number of books and articles out there - I'm wondering if any one or two stand out for you. Also I'd be interested to learn if any one or two of the TR biographies are especially good on his naval effort.

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I have one book that I really enjoyed "The American Steel Navy" by John Alden.  Try Amazon - it's pricey, but read the reviews! https://www.amazon.com/American-Steel-Navy-Photographic-Introduction/dp/0870212486  I would also recommend using the search term "great white fleet" on the different book websites. Steve

 

 

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Thanks! This looks like just what I need. By the way I found a "Very Good" copy at AbeBooks.com for a better price than a "Good" copy at amazon - I have had this experience several times over the past few months. Amazon is obviously great (the reader reviews are essential) so I give them a lot of business but Abe is a solid competitor.

 

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I hope you both enjoy the book as much as I did!  You may also find this website very helpful and interesting.  https://www.history.navy.mil/search.html?q=great+white+fleet  and this https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/exploration-and-innovation/world-cruise/gallery.html  These two are links to the Naval History and Heritage Command website - it's quite comprehensive and has directions on how to order reproductions of prints and has downloads of some vessel plans available, such as the USS Kearsarge and Kentucky sister battleships.

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