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BOOK REVIEW: The Ablest Navigator – Lieutenant Paul N. Shulman, USN, Israel’s Volunteer Admiral

By J. Wandres, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2010). Reviewed by Kempton Baldridge It is a special treat to learn about a 20th century naval hero who has, until now been little more than a footnote in history. The name Paul Shulman might not ring any bells for many naval historians, but thanks to the

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First Group of STEM-H Teachers Completes 2012 Workshop

On Friday, 20 July, our first group of STEM-H Teacher Fellows completed their 2012 summer workshop with final presentations of lesson plans developed during an intense two week program. The four teachers in the first group were: Benjamin J. Barris (A.C. Jones High School, Beeville, TX); Janice Cunningham (Berkeley County School District, SC); John Clark

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250 Mile Solo Run to Raise Money for USNA Commodore John Barry Monument

A renowned ultra-marathoner has taken on the challenge of running 250 miles from New York City to Annapolis, in order to raise money for a new monument at the United States Naval Academy. Runner Tom McGrath (bio here) is on the road today and heading south, expected to arrive in Annapolis on the morning of

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BOOK REVIEW: Preparing for Victory – Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943

By David J Ulbrich, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2011) Reviewed by Colonel Curt Marsh, USMC (Ret.) The story of General Thomas Holcomb who was Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1936 to 1943 illuminates a crucial period of Marine Corps history and the very significant contributions of one key participant. Most Marines know all

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Reflections on New “Into the Lion’s Den” Exhibit by a “Lion’s Den” Participant

By Robert W. Cosgriff, CDR USN (Ret.) The highlight of the Annual Meeting of the Naval Historical Foundation on 23 June, 2012 was the ribbon-cutting of a new exhibit for the Navy Museum, “Into the Lion’s Den,” covering the nighttime naval battle of Haiphong Harbor on 27 August, 1972. This exhibit had particular resonance for

2012 National History Day Winners

Three Alaska Students Awarded NHF National History Day Prize

In an energetic National History Day ceremony at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center in mid-June, three middle school students from Alaska were awarded the Naval Historical Foundation’s Captain Kenneth Coskey Award for Naval History scholarship. The 2012 NHD theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”, and the three young girls, Hallie Whitmore, Challis Debenham

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BOOK REVIEW: The United States Coast Guard in World War II – A History of Domestic and Overseas Action

By Thomas P. Ostrom, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC, (2009) Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart This is a well-written and nicely researched account of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. The author, using seventeen topical chapters, provides short, concise accounts of various missions carried out by the Coast Guard during the war. Each

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Vision to Save USS Olympia

Speaking on the deck of the decommissioned Olympia in Philadelphia on 3 May 1931, Naval Historical Foundation President Rear Admiral William Rodgers told thirty veterans of the Battle of Manila Bay and some ten thousand onlookers that “everything possible will be done to preserve Olympia as a historic shrine in Washington along with the Constitution

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NHF Historian Embarks On Board USS George HW Bush

NHF Digital Historian Dave Colamaria had the opportunity to embark on board the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for a 24 hour visit in late June. NHF has worked closely with Navy Recruiting District, Richmond over the past two years on the NHF STEM-H Teacher Fellowship Program. The June embark

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Looking for Assistance on WWII Ship Recognition at Ulithi Atoll

We recently received an inquiry about some well known photographs from World War II. The images (see below) depict a vast fleet of U.S. Navy warships at anchor at Ulithi Atoll, on 8 December 1944, nicknamed “Murderer’s Row.” A group of model builders is working to recreate the images in question, using 1/2400 scale ship

Navy Museum Receives Deep Sea Submersible

Story and photos courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command WASHINGTON (NNS) — The National Navy Museum (NNM) received cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV) III, the Navy’s most sophisticated deep sea recovery submersible until its retirement in 2007, along with its operator control van, July 2. The submersible and van were installed in the

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BOOK REVIEW: Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy – The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century

By Henry J. Hendrix, Naval Institute Press (Annapolis, MD), 2009. Reviewed by Thomas P. Ostrom Captain Henry J. Hendrix, USN brings an impressive background of naval professionalism and scholarly credentials to the task of writing this history of President Theodore Roosevelt (TR) and the 14-month global cruise of the Great White Fleet of U.S. battleships