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Holloway Book on Aircraft Carriers Published in China

Admiral James L. Holloway, III, USN (Retired) served as President and later Chairman of the Naval Historical Foundation for 28 years. The retired Chief of Naval Operations is currently our Chairman Emeritus, and still drops in to say hello from time to time. This morning, we received new copies of his book, Aircraft Carriers at

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Norman’s Corner: Working for John Lehman, Part 2

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the fourteenth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar, author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) About the time that he was named Secretary of the Navy in February 1981, John F. Lehman met with two of

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Admiral Kane: An Appreciation

By Dr. Bill Dudley The recent news of Rear Admiral John D. H. Kane, Jr.’s death brought back a flood of memories among those who recall his days as the Director of Naval History and the Naval Historical Center (now the Naval History and Heritage Command). He had a distinguished career, reaching back to his

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Manning Fletcher Class Destroyers

By Captain George Stewart, USN (RET) This is the second in a series of articles by Captain Stewart detailing the technical specifications, manning, and operations of the U.S. Navy’s Fletcher class destroyers. My previous article (read Part 1 here) gave an overview of the U.S. Navy’s highly successful Fletcher class destroyer. In this article I

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2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium Preview

The 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, hosted by the History Department of the United States Naval Academy, will be held 19-20 September 2013. For program updates, the list of panelists, registration, and additional information visit: www.usna.edu/History/Symposium/ For NHF members attending the symposium, we encourage you to wear your NHF lapel pin. If you do not

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NHF Supports Navy Museum’s LEGO Robotics Program

This summer, we’ve had the opportunity to work with the Navy Museum on their Summer Engineering Camp, and directly support the LEGO Robotics portion of the curriculum. The camp, which concluded last Friday, brought dozens of youngsters to the museum for a four-day, team based competition. The Cold War Gallery was bustling all week with

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Norman’s Corner: Working for John Lehman, Part 1

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the thirteenth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar, author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) John Lehman had an almost revolutionary impact on the Navy. He walked into the Pentagon in 1981 knowing what he wanted

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BOOK REVIEW – Big Mother 40, A Vietnam War Novel

By Marc Liebman, Fireship Press, Tuscan, AZ, (2012) Reviewed by Thomas P. Ostrom It was my pleasure to review this magnificent book about U.S. Navy helicopter combat rescue operations for downed aviators and crews during the Vietnam War. Naval Historical Foundation Program Director Dr. David F. Winkler suggested I review this book because of my

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BOOK REVIEW – From the Revolution to the Cold War: A History of the Soviet Merchant Fleet from 1917 to 1950

By Martin J. Bollinger, World Ship Society Ltd, Windsor. UK. (2012). Reviewed by Ingo Heidbrink, Ph.D. Russian or to be more precise Soviet maritime history seems to be one of the most overlooked topics in global maritime history. Of course there is an explanation for this, the obvious language barrier many scholars are facing and

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BOOK REVIEW – Lessons From The Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams

By Peter Fretwell and Taylor B. Kiland. 2013, U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, (2013). Reviewed by Charles Bogart Never before have I had the privilege to read a book that within only 153 pages of text provides the reader with an outline of how to be a leader. I need to mention that there is

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BOOK REVIEW – Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2013). Reviewed by Mark Lardas The nineteenth century United States Navy exploration efforts included the Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842 that circumnavigated the globe and discovered parts of Antarctica and the 1848-49 hydrographic expedition charting the Dead Sea. Both were notable successes. On the other end

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BOOK REVIEW – Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls

By James P. Delgado, Texas A&M University Press, College Station: TX, (2012) Reviewed by Phillip G. Pattee, Ph.D When I saw the title of James P. Delgado’s most recent book, I mistakenly believed it would chronicle the storied life of the CSS Hunley simply because this was the only Civil War submarine with which I

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BOOK REVIEW – War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

By James M. McPherson, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC, (2012). Reviewed by Kenneth J. Blume, Ph.D. Do we need yet another book about the naval side of the Civil War? When the book has been written by the nation’s preeminent scholar of the Civil War, the answer is certainly yes. James M.

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2013 Naval Historical Foundation STEM-H Teacher Fellowship Program a Success

  The summer 2013 Naval Historical Foundation STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and History) Fellowship Program, conducted in coordination with Historic Ship Nautilus and the Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, in Groton, CT, came to a successful conclusion in the first week of August. Four Connecticut teachers, Ted Allen (science) and Greg Felber (math and

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Are Young Americans Into Mahan? Naval History Strongly Represented in 2013 National History Day Contest

By Christopher Eckardt The annual National History Day (NHD) concluded with the national awards ceremony on 13 June at the University of Maryland. Every year, the NHD contest invites historically minded students in all fifty states, the territories, and even internationally, to research a topic of interest to them and present their work in a