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The Resource America's Black Sea fleet : the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923, Robert Shenk

America's Black Sea fleet : the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923, Robert Shenk

Label
America's Black Sea fleet : the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923
Title
America's Black Sea fleet
Title remainder
the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923
Statement of responsibility
Robert Shenk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing heavily on previously unknown sources, Robert Shenk offers a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet in the years following World War I. Home-ported in Constantinople, navy ships sped to the Crimea to help evacuate some 150,000 White Russians, and then coordinated the grain shipments that ended a terrible Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating nearly 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of thousands from mainland Turkey are also detailed in full. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as both head of U.S. naval forces and America's chief diplomat in the region--William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served under him--help to make this book the first-ever comprehensive account of a vital, but little-known naval undertaking." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shenk, Robert
Dewey number
359.00973/0918229
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DJK66
LC item number
.S54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Black Sea Region
  • United States
  • Turkey
Label
America's Black Sea fleet : the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923, Robert Shenk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The arrival -- Turkey in 1919 and the American commissions -- The admiral, the Embassy, and the crisis in Cilicia -- The White Russian invasion -- Death in the Pontus -- After dark in Pera and Galata -- The great Russian famine -- Swimming the Hellespont and other naval recreation -- Shipboard life -- The burning of Smyrna -- The expulsion of the minorities and Constantinople's last fling -- The departure
Control code
785864440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781612510538
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)785864440
Label
America's Black Sea fleet : the U.S. Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919-1923, Robert Shenk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The arrival -- Turkey in 1919 and the American commissions -- The admiral, the Embassy, and the crisis in Cilicia -- The White Russian invasion -- Death in the Pontus -- After dark in Pera and Galata -- The great Russian famine -- Swimming the Hellespont and other naval recreation -- Shipboard life -- The burning of Smyrna -- The expulsion of the minorities and Constantinople's last fling -- The departure
Control code
785864440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781612510538
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)785864440

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