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Author Epstein, Katherine C., 1982-

Title Torpedo : inventing the military-industrial complex in the United States and Great Britain / Katherine C. Epstein
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents America's weapons of the weak -- Britain's weapons of the strong -- The U.S. Navy and the emergence of command technology -- The Royal Navy and the quest for reach -- Command technology on trial in the United States -- A very bad gap in Britain -- Conclusion
Summary In a bold reappraisal, Katherine Epstein uncovers the origins of the "military-industrial complex" not in the Cold War but in the decades before WWI, as the United States and Great Britain struggled to perfect a crucial new weapon: the self-propelled torpedo. Torpedo R & D sparked intellectual property battles that reshaped national security law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject United States. Navy -- Weapons systems -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Weapons systems -- History -- 20th century
SUBJECT Great Britain. Royal Navy fast
United States. Navy fast
Subject Torpedoes -- United States -- Design and construction -- History -- 20th century
Torpedoes -- Great Britain -- Design and construction -- History -- 20th century
Weapons systems -- Technological innovations -- Case studies
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies.
Military-industrial complex -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Military-industrial complex -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Military -- Naval.
Armed Forces -- Weapons systems
Equipment and supplies
Military-industrial complex
Weapons systems -- Technological innovations
Great Britain
United States
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780674726284