CD: The Military and Naval Magazine of the United States. Volume III. From March to August, 1834 - Edited by Benjamin Homans. "War has existed from the earliest stages of history to the present hour, and from being limited to aggressions on the one part and defense on the, has now become a science, almost as abstruse and intricate as the law, and one in which human ingenuity frequently triumphs over physical strength and numerical force. Martial achievements have ever attracted popular favor-successful warriors have in almost all ages been idolized as heroes, poets have recited their praises and minstrels sung their deeds. Until within a century or two, combats were chiefly confined to the land, but as commerce spread her wings, she needed the aid of a naval armament for protection from the cupidity of rival nations-hence the introduction of navies, which are now an indispensable auxiliary of attack and defense to every country possessing a maritime coast." This magazine is filled with letters, journals and manuscripts concerning the army and the navy on a variety of topics. Volume 3 includes a subject, place and fullname index. (1834), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 966 pp.