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Essays in Naval History, from Medieval to Modern

N. A. M. Roger, Essays in Naval History, from Medieval to Modern, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2009. 344 pp., map, charts, graphs, notes, index. Review by Jeffrey G. Barlow Naval History and Heritage Command Nicholas Roger, a Senior Research Fellow of … Continue reading

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Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and Interpreters in the Pacific War

Roger Dingman, Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and Interpreters in the Pacific War, Naval Institute Press, 2009. 340 pp., illustrations, notes, index. Review by Mark M. Hull Department of Military History, US Army Command and … Continue reading

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Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy

M. S. Reidy, Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008 Reviewed by Howard Fuller University of Wolverhampton Tides of History is a fascinating book, both a scientific history and a maritime one … Continue reading

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The Navy and the Nation: The Influence of the Navy on Modern Australia

David Stevens and John Reeve (eds.), The Navy and the Nation: The Influence of the Navy on Modern Australia, Allen & Unwin, 2005. 438 pp., illustrations, pictures, endnotes, and index. Review by Charles Steele Department of History, United States Air … Continue reading

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The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940

Geirr H. Haarr, The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940, Naval Institute Press, 2009. 474 pp., illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, name index. Review by Timothy J. Demy U.S. Naval War College On April 9, 1940, forces of the German Kriegsmarine, … Continue reading

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British Destroyers: From the Earliest Days to the Second World War

Norman Friedman, British Destroyers: From the Earliest Days to the Second World War, Naval Institute Press, 2009. 320 pp. illustrations, notes, tables, and index. Review by Andrew Lambert King’s College, London The development of the locomotive torpedo in the mid … Continue reading

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Battle of Surigao Strait

Anthony P. Tully, Battle of Surigao Strait. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. 329 pp, notes, maps, photos, appendices, and index. Review by John T. Kuehn U.S. Army Command and General Staff College On opening Anthony Tully’s new book Battle of … Continue reading

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Armchair Warriors: Private Citizens, Popular Press, and the Rise of American Power

Joel R. Davidson, Armchair Warriors: Private Citizens, Popular Press, and the Rise of American Power, Naval Institute Press, 2008. 316 pp., notes, works cited, index. Review by Stephen Badsey University of Wolverhampton The relationship between public opinion, the mass media, … Continue reading

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