Indianapolis IN;: Bobbs, Merrill, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Item #11315
Gideon Welles, as Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869, fought the Navy's political battles with the State and War Departments. He ruled out many hoary naval customs and backed the new monitors and 15-inch guns. 379 pages with photographs and illustrations. Map endpapers. Very good in very good dust jacket with several small chips and some loss along heel of spine panel.