Book Review: The Philadelphia Navy Yard: From the Birth of the U.S. Navy to the Nuclear Age


by Jeffrey M. Dorwart, with Jean K. Wolf

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2001. Pp. viii, 271. Illus, maps, plans, notes, biblio., index. $45.00. ISBN:0-8122-3575-4

Histories of institutions are usually dull, but The Philadelphia Navy Yard is an exception. The book not only provides an interesting look at the history and politics of the yard, but includes useful material on the evolution of naval architecture and maritime technology. Worth reading for anyone interested in the history of the navy or in logistics. And, by the way, there’s nothing in here about any secret experiments in teleportation.
Reviewer: A. A. Nofi   

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