Apr. 2003: Vol. 2, Issue 1


Editorial: Focusing on the Process of Doing History
Gary E. Weir, for the Editors

The Uses of Maritime History in and for the Navy
John B. Hattendorf
Chair, Department of Maritime History
U.S. Naval War College

From the Annual Meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government (USA), 2003

“We had the hose turned on us!” Ross Gunn and The Naval Research Laboratory’s Early Research into Nuclear Propulsion, 1939 – 1946
Joseph – James Ahern,
American Philosophical Society Library

From Surveillance to Global Warming: John Steinberg and Ocean Acoustics
Gary E. Weir
U.S. Naval Historical Center

The Navy’s Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Management Archives
Eric Hazell
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Virginia

Society for History in the Federal Government 2003 Session on Research and Development in the U.S. Navy
Comment by David van Keuren
Historian, Naval Research Laboratory


David Curtis Skaggs, Thomas Macdonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003). $36.95.
Reviewed by Michael J. Crawford
U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Bill Carter and Merri Sue Carter, Latitude: How American Astronomers Solved the Mystery of Variation (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2002), $24.95.
Reviewed by Steven J. Dick
U. S. Naval Observatory

James H. Ellis, Mad Jack Percival: Legend of the Old Navy (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2002), $34.95)
Reviewed by Christine F. Hughes
U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Joseph F. Callo, Nelson in the Caribbean: The Hero Emerges, 1784-1787. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002. $34.95.
Reviewed by LCDR Douglas McLean
Officer in Charge (Canadian Contingent), Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island.

Charles J. Gross, American Military Aviation: The Indispensable Arm. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2002. $35.00 (cloth).
Reviewed by John Darrell Sherwood
U.S. Naval Historical Center


A Question Posed by the Editors of the IJNH:
Privacy and Scholarship — The Need to Establish a More Productive Working Relationship: The Case of the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)


The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial:
Three-Day Naval & Military History Symposium

Department of War Studies,
King’s College, London
Announcing Research Studentships in
Naval History: The Laughton Scholarships

U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington D.C.
Naval History Workshop, 24-26 June 2003

The Naval War College Foundation and the Maritime History Department of the U.S. Naval War College announce,
The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History

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