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  • Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans | Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.)

    Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
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    From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destinies of nations and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today and will shape the world we live in tomorrow.

    Francis Claro says: "Highly Recommend. Brilliant, engaging & thoughtful"
  • Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command | James Stavridis

    Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Stavridis
    • Narrated By Chaz Allen
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    This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995 tour. Drawing on daily journals he kept for the entire period, the author reveals the complex nature of those deployments in a 'real time' context and describes life on board the Barry and liberty ashore for sailors and officers alike.

    Richard Giddeon says: "Great Navy book"
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