What history buff could possibly resist the subtitle “Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History”? Those so enticed will not be disappointed in Craig Symond’s exceptionally well writ- ten and fascinating accounts of these American naval battles: Oliver Hazard Perry’s far-reaching victory over the British in the 10 September 1813 battle for Lake Erie; the 8–9 March 1862 bat- tle of Hampton Roads (which ended in a draw) between America’s first iron- clad ships, USS Monitor and CSS Vir- ginia; the 1 May 1898 battle of Manila Bay; the 4 June 1942 battle of Midway; and the 18 April 1988 Operation PRAY- ING MANTIS in the Persian Gulf.
Stearman, William Lloyd
"Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 60
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol60/iss1/15