The original 2000 edition of THE NAVY, with over 300,000 copies in print, was one of the most successful books of the military coffee table book genre. Yet the content quickly became outdated following the events of September 11th and the Navy’s subsequent involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to updating the Navy’s history through 2013, the book features updated illustrations showing the latest ships, aircraft, weapons systems, and Sailors performing their service to the nation. Rear Admiral William J. Holland, USN (Ret.), the editor and chief of the original book, has skillfully incorporated the needed changes to keep this edition current as a primer to the world’s most potent navy and how it became that way.
The Naval Historical Foundation has received a limited amount of this volume for sale in the Navy Museum Store. Copies may be obtained by visiting the store or order online HERE.