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Vol. 14, Issue 2: About the Authors

Kenneth C. Wenzer The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton Kenneth C. Wenzer is an independent historian who lives in Takoma Park, MD. Douglas Peifer Presidential Crisis Decision Making following the Sinking … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Context Stockton and Mahan Afterthoughts Kenneth C. Wenzer Independent Historian Introduction In 1513 Vasco Núñez de Balboa claimed the entire Pacific and all the shores washed by its waters for the Spanish Empire. Three hundred and … Continue reading

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Presidential Crisis Decision Making Following the Sinking of the Panay

Contents: The Setting The Domestic Context Presidential Crisis Decision Making Douglas Peifer US Air War College Setting Last December marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the US gunboat Panay by Japanese aircraft, an incident that predated the Japanese … Continue reading

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Sailing Away From the Turbulent Waters of Vietnam: The Overflowing Waves of Boat People

Vy Nguyen National History Day (Return to September 2018 Table of Contents)

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Old Salts in the New Steel Navy

Roy T. Greim Swarthmore College The photograph “The Old Navy,” also known as “The Old Salts of the Square Rigger Navy,” taken on board the USS Mohican in 1888, is one of the most iconic images of America’s “Old Navy” … Continue reading

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The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay: How Regulatory Compromise Created Conflict

Contents: Introduction The Booming Oyster Industry Problems in the Emerging Oyster Industry Regulation  of the Oyster Industry and the Violence that Ensued The Unsuccessful Oyster Police The End of the Oyster Wars The Tragedy  of the Commons Conclusion Appendices Zoe … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: U.S. Naval History at the Smithsonian Institution

Contents: Sailing and Science A Cruise with a President The Atomic Era U.S. Navy Navigation To learn more Lesley Parilla Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries A researcher might not think to look for materials relating to the U.S. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-1940

Joseph Moretz, Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-1940. West Midlands, UK: Helion & Company, 2017. 593 pp. Review by Capt Jason Naaktgeboren, Instructor, Department of History, USAF Academy In Towards a Wider War: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Victory at Midway: The Battle that Changed the Course of World War II

James M. D’Angelo, Victory at Midway: The Battle that Changed the Course of World War II. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co., 2018. Pp. v-vii & 198. Review by Galen Roger Perras, PhD Associate Professor of History, University of Ottawa Do … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One

David Stevens, In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One. Victoria: Oxford University Press, 2014. 378 pp. Review by Chuck Steele, PhD International Journal of Naval History If one is looking for a comprehensive history of the Royal … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Nemesis: The First Iron Warship and Her World

Adrian G. Marshall, Nemesis: The First Iron Warship and Her World. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2016. 325 pp. Review by John M. Jennings, PhD Norwich University Although the Nemesis was not really the “first iron warship” as the … Continue reading

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Vol. 14, Issue 1: About the Authors

Michael Crawford Retirement Remarks Following a yearlong fellowship editing historical documents at the Adams Papers Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Mike joined the Naval Heritage and History Command staff in 1982, retiring as Senior Historian of the Navy in … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: Sons of the Commander in Chief: The Roosevelt Boys in World War II

Contents: James Roosevelt: Gung-Ho Marine Raider Elliott Roosevelt: Doing All He Can to Get Into the Fighting Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.: Big Pancho of the Mighty May John A. Roosevelt: “I Don’t Care What the Ship Looks Like Or Is” … Continue reading

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What Are They Reading: Vol 3

Charles C. Chadbourn, III Editor, International Journal of Naval History This is the third issue of our continuing series allowing readers of this journal who are interested in international naval history and related topics to share with colleagues ideas on … Continue reading

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View from the Quarterdeck: July 2018

Most of us recall a particular teacher or professor who first piqued our interest in history.  Later, as we advanced in our professional studies, if we were fortunate we acquired a mentor we admired who took particular interest in guiding … Continue reading

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