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Here is a look at the individual perhaps most important in bridging the gap between the age of sailing ships and that of steam driven, armored battleships. Indeed, Luce not only contributed directly to the naval service but provided a focus, a direction, and a sounding board for the other great naval thinkers of the day-men like Alfred Thayer Mahan.
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U.S. Naval War College, Historical Monographs, Stephen B. Luce
Hayes, John D. and Hattendorf, John B., "HM 1: The Writings of Stephen B. Luce" (1975). Historical Monographs. 1.