Monthly Archives: August 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Horatio Nelson

Angus Konstam, Osprey Publishing, (2011), 63 pages. Reviewed by Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr., USN, (Ret.) Angus Konstam’s description of Nelson’s advancement easily identifies why he was protected by his seniors and promoted by the Admiralty. He fought and … Continue reading

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Keeping Naval History Alive in Pearl Harbor: Maintaining the Submarine Bowfin

There is perhaps no place in America as closely identified with naval history as Pearl Harbor. The “day that will live in infamy” on 7 December 1941 has not been forgotten by the people of the United States, and great … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Naval Expertise and the Making of the Modern World

May 10-11 2013 Wolfson College, University of Oxford This conference examines the generation of expertise in naval contexts and trace how such developments helped shape the modern world. Expertise will be considered not only as knowledge but also as methods … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Potomac Fever, A Memoir of Politics and Public Service

By J. William Middendorf II, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2011), 213 pages. Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, USN (Ret) J. William Middendorf II was an undergraduate at Harvard when World War II began; he soon signed up for … Continue reading

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Pennies for Old Ironsides

Recently, USS Constitution curator Margherita M. Desy sent the Naval Historical Foundation a copy of the Report of the National Save Old Ironsides Committee dated March 25, 1930, which is being retyped so it can be easier read online. The … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 19-20 September 2013. The 2011 symposium was extremely successful, with over 250 in … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49

By Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Tony Bryan, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK (2011) Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, USN (Ret) This small gem is one of Osprey’s comprehensive series of books on military history, units, and warriors. Despite the date … Continue reading

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Monument Commemorates Service of USS Biscayne During World War II

From time to time, we get the opportunity to assist a veteran who wants to recognize a ship or shipmate. Stanley Morrison served on board the amphibious force flagship USS Biscayne (AVP 11/AGC 18) during World War II. Now 93 … Continue reading

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Group Hoping to Obtain Carrier ex-USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Looking for Help of Veterans

The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame is working to bring the decommissioned aircraft carrier ex-USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) to Rhode Island. The group hopes to open the carrier (the last non-nuclear carrier to be commissioned by the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Pilot Error – A Naval Aviator’s Career – WWII Black Cats to Korean War PBYs to Annapolis Professor

By Capt. Vadym V. Utgoff., NRA Associates, Annapolis, MD. (2006). Reviewed by Charles Bogart This is the story of one man’s love affair with flying. We follow the author’s path from growing up as the child of an immigrant Russian … Continue reading

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2012 STEM-H Fellowship Program Wraps Up

With formal presentations by our second group of four teachers on Friday, 3 August, the 2012 Naval Historical Foundation STEM-H Fellowship Program completed its second successful year. The NHF program brings concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to students … Continue reading

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Medal of Honor Aircraft Models in Cold War Gallery

By Taylor Hitt, NHF Intern The danger of combat often brings out the best in people. A way to honor the individuals who have acted with “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his [or her] life above and … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Leadership in Action – Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top

By Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret.), Fortis Publishing, (2010) Reviewed by Rear Admiral Ed Keats, USN (Ret.) Greg Slavonic, justifiably proud of rising from Seaman Apprentice to Rear Admiral in the Navy, considers the United States military services to … Continue reading

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Online Navy Museum Store Launched

We’re pleased to announce that we recently launched a new online store supporting the National Museum of the United States Navy. In late 2011 we renovated the interior of the store and stocked an entirely new selection of merchandise. Now, … Continue reading

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Leadership Under Duress: Richard Antrim and the Medal of Honor

Author Michael Mink recently contacted us about articles he writes for Investors Business Daily’s Leaders & Success page.  “Leaders and Success,” looks at great leaders of today and the past, from fields as diverse as computer technology, professional sports, and … Continue reading

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