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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.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.

Subject United States. Navy -- Weapons systems -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Weapons systems -- History -- 20th century.
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.
Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780674726284 (electronic bk.)
0674726286 (electronic bk.)
9780674725263
0674725263
OCLC # 867049897
Additional Format Print version: Epstein, Katherine C., 1982- Torpedo 9780674725263 (DLC) 2013008006 (OCoLC)829239868