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Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan
This book is a lengthy, readable, popular account of U.S. submarine operations against Japan in World War II.
A Guide to Naval Strategy
Brodie's primer explains the basic concepts of naval strategy and was used as a textbook in Navy officer training
schools and as required reading aboard ship. First titled A Layman's Guide to Naval Strategy, the book remains a useful introduction
to sea power.
Red Star Rising at Sea
This work originally appeared in 1972-73 as a series of eleven articles titled "Navies in War and Peace" in Morskoi
Sbornik [Naval Digest], the official journal of the Soviet Navy. In 1974, the articles, each with a commentary by a senior
U.S. naval officer, appeared in English in the United States Naval Institute Proceedings. Especially significant
is Admiral Gorshkov's explanation of the reasons behind the rise of Soviet naval power during his tenure as commander in chief
of the Soviet Navy from 1956 to 1986.
Sea Power of the State
In this translation from Russian, Admiral Gorshkov explains why the Soviet Union as a world superpower requires a large
modern navy. Prominent naval analysts disagree as to whether this book is a statement of doctrine or one of advocacy.
In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984 (Contributions
in Military Studies)
Hagan's collection of eighteen scholarly articles by different authors surveys U.S. naval history since the American Revolution.
Especially helpful are the lists of additional readings at the end of each article. This is a useful work for discovering
current trends in naval history research and writing.
Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of Annapolis and the Emergence of Modern American
This controversial but scholarly social history offers a critical appraisal of the U.S. Navy officer corps and its development
from 1845 to 1925.
The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783.
Mahan's object in writing this book was to estimate the effect of sea power on the course of history and the prosperity
of nations. Admiral Mahan (1840-1914) had a direct and profound influence on the theory of sea power and naval strategy, and
this book served as the basis for his rise to fame. While much of the work is no longer relevant, it is worth reading for
historical background and for the questions Mahan raised about the utility of sea power.
From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919;
Jutland and After
Marder has produced a scholarly, multivolume study on the Royal Navy from 1904 to 1919 that covers the service of
Admiral Sir John Fisher, who became First Sea Lord in 1904. This era of naval history included the launching of H.M.S. Dreadhought in 1906,
the outbreak of World War I, the U-boat campaigns, the convoy system, and the 1918 raid on Zeebrugge. According to Marder,
Admiral Fisher had the six essentials of a great military leader: guts, charm, ruthlessness, vision, strength, and brains.
This is a masterful study of a remarkable man and a significant period of British naval history.
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II 15 Volume Set
A massive study written by America's most famous modem naval historian, this history is essential
for a study of specific operations. Morison, however, failed to consider the strategic impact of differences in British and
American war aims and the importance of interservice rivalries. This series was synopsized in The Two-Ocean War.
The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy
Reynolds provides a thorough and accurate history of World War II naval aviation.
Alfred Thayer Mahan: The Man and His Letters
This is a complete, accurate, and readable biography of Mahan.