Aug 2006: Vol. 5, Issue 2


Economic Power, Technological Advantage, and Imperial Strength: Britain as a Unique Global Power, 1860 – 1890
Andrew Lambert
King’s College,

Contributions of U.S. Naval Educational Centers to the Development of the Chilean Navy in Relation to Naval Operations and Industry, 1945-1975
Captain Carlo Tromben,
Centro de Estudios Estratégicos
Armada de Chile

The American Sound Surveillance System: Using the Ocean to Hunt Soviet Submarines, 1950-1961
Gary E. Weir,
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington D.C.


Thomas C. Hone and Trent Hone. Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919–1939. Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, 2006. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. 244.
Reviewed by Jeffrey G. Barlow
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington , D.C.

Andrew C. Jampoler. Sailors in the Holy Land: The 1848 American Expedition to the Dead Sea and the Search for Sodom and Gomorrah. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press , 2005. 344 pages, illustrated, maps and photographs.
Reviewed by Andrew Lambert
King’s College London

Charles Fenn, At the Dragon’s Gate: with the OSS in the Far East. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004.
Reviewed by James Speraw
US Army Center of Military History

William R. Meara. Contra Cross: Insurgency and Tyranny in Central America, 1979-1980. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2006. ISBN 1-59114-518-X. 16 photos. 2 maps. Notes. Index. xiv + 168 pages.
Reviewed by John Darrell Sherwood
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington DC.

Robert E. Sheridan. Iron from the Deep: The Discovery and Recovery of the U.S.S. Monitor. Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, 2004, 261 pages.
Reviewed by Jeffery A. Charlston
University of Maryland University College
Adelphi, Maryland, USA

Thomas Wildenberg, All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Warfare. Washington , D.C. : Brassey’s, 2003. Pp. xiv, 235, Illustrations.
Reviewed by Edgar F. Raines, Jr.
U.S. Army Center of Military History

Dennis Noble, Lighthouses & Keepers. Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Reviewed by Edward Hoden
Omaha , Nebraska.


S.S. Great Eastern (British Steamship, 1859)
Lithograph after an artwork by T.G. Dutton, circa 1859.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection,
Washington, D.C.
Donation of Norman Rupill.
(Official U.S. Navy Photograph.)


August 2006, Number 18
Edited by Professor Eric Mills,
Dalhousie University

Prepared in Association with
The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
Division of the History of Science
Commission of Oceanography

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