October 2013: Volume 10, Issue 1


View from the Quarterdeck
By Charles C. Chadbourn, III


The Warrior’s Influence Abroad: The American Civil War
By Howard J. Fuller

Two Captains, Two Regimes, Benjamin Franklin Tilley and Richard Phillips Leary: America’s Pacific Island Commanders, 1899-1901
By Diana L. Ahmad

Strategy, Language, and the Culture of Defeat: Changing Interpretations of Japan’s Pacific War Naval Demise
By Hal M. Friedman


Brian Lavery, Churchill Goes to War: Winston’s Wartime Journeys, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 392 pp. Illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, index.
Review by Timothy J. Demy
U.S. Naval War College

William T Althoff, Forgotten Weapon: U. S. Navy Airships and the U-boat War.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 417 pp. heavily illustrated with B& W photographs; maps, chronology, glossary, appendixes, bibliography, notes, index.
Review by Andrew Lambert
King’s College London

C. Douglas Kroll, “Friends in Peace and War” The Russian Navy’s Landmark Visit to Civil War San Francisco, Potomac Books, 2005. xii & 288 pp. endnotes, bibliography, index.
Review by Andrew Lambert
King’s College London

Jeffrey G. Barlow, From Hot War To Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945-1955, Stanford University Press, 2009, 710 pp., maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.
Review by Jack Binkley
University of Maryland, University College

Edward J. Drea, McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965-1969, a volume in the Secretaries of Defense Historical Series, Washington, D.C.:  Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, (2011).
Review by Richard P. Hallion

Peter P. Hill, Napoleon’s Troublesome Americans: Franco-American Relations, 1804-1815, Potomac Books, 2005. xii & 288 pp. endnotes, bibliography, index.
Review by Andrew Lambert
King’s College London

Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot,  Guiding Lights: United States Naval Academy Monuments and Memorials, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009.
Review by Matthew McGrew
University of Southern Mississippi

Paul H. Silverstone, The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007, The U.S. Navy Warship Series, Routledge, 2009. 321 pp. Illustrations, glossary, appendices.
Review by Sebastian Bruns
Institute for Security Policy & PhD candidate, University of Kiel, Germany.

Craig L. Symonds, The Battle of Midway, Oxford University Press, 2011.  452 pp., appendices, notes, bibliography, photos, index.
Review by John Abbatiello
Monument, Colorado

The Silent Service in World War II: The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived it. Edited by Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green, Casemate Publishers, (2012), 264 pp.
Review by Phillip G. Pattee
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College


After a two-year hiatus, IJNH is once again ready to welcome submissions from scholars, including junior colleagues still in school, seeking a forum for their research. Read more here.

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