Aug 2009: Vol. 8, Issue 2


Charles Morris: A Man of Letter and Numbers
George W. Emery, Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy (Retired)

The 2007 U.S. Naval Academy Naval History Symposium Papers

The final installment in the 2007 Symposium collaboration between the IJNH and the USNA History Department.

Fighting Back British Privateers and the Loss of the Leocadia, Santa Elena, 1800
Sabrina Guerra

“Hell was let loose”: Making Order from Confusion: The RAN Beach Commandos at Balikpapan, July 1945
Karl James
Australian War Memorial

Scientific Warfare vs. Partisan Politics: Thomas Jefferson and American Naval Education
William P. Leeman

Britain’s Green Water Navy in the Revolutionary Chesapeake: Long-Range Asymmetric Warfare in the Littoral
C. Thomas Long
The George Washington University

Fishermen, Fish Merchants, and the Origins of the American Navy
Christopher P. Magra
California State University at Northridge


Stephen Royle, The Company’s Island: St Helena , Company Colonies and the Colonial Endeavour. I. B. Tauris, 2007.
Review by Andrew Lambert
King’s College, London

Craig L. Symonds, Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Review by Edgar F. Raines, Jr.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
Washington, D.C.

Ari Hoogenboom, Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Review by Howard J. Fuller
University of Wolverhampton
Department of War Studies

Steve Ewing and John B. Lundstrom, Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O’Hare. Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Review by John T. Kuehn
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Jan K. Herman. Navy Medicine in Vietnam : Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the Fall of Saigon. McFarland, 2009. 365 pp. 56 photos, appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Review by Edgar Melton
Professor Emeritus
Wright State University


September 2008, Number 20
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 the History of Oceanography

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