Category Archives: History

BOOK REVIEW – Battleships: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns

By Philip Kaplan, Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England (2015) Reviewed by Ed Calouro Devotees of big-gun battleships apparently cannot get their fill.  In Battleships: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns, prolific author Philip Kaplan has completed his … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Sea Stories: A Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967)

By Gary Slaughter, Fletcher House, Nashville, TN (2016) Reviewed by Charles Bogart Gary Slaughter has crafted a fascinating book about his service in the U.S. Navy. The narrative starts with his life as a small town boy seeking greater opportunity … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The War of Numbers 1914-1916: The Kaiser’s Navy Gone Rogue

By Hans Joachim Koerver, Dr. Cynthia Dyre-Moellenhoff (ed.), LIS Reinisch Verlag, Steinbach, (2016) Reviewed by Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Ph.D. War of Numbers is not a long book but packs impressive, relevant detail, much of it original from the author’s searches through … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush

By Geoff Dyer, Vintage Books, New York, NY (2014) Reviewed by Nathan Albright Whether or not a reader appreciates this book will greatly depend on their mindset. If someone comes to this book looking for someone who is serious about … Continue reading

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NHF Donates Rare Globe in Special Ceremony at Australian Embassy

By Matthew T. Eng One of the longstanding missions of NHF is to collect artifacts relevant to naval history. Often these objects are then donated to worthy institutions and organizations, chiefly the U.S. Navy, best suited to care for and … Continue reading

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Inscribed Books – A Most Awesome Present!

Books have always been popular gifts to present to deserving individuals during the holiday season, birthdays, and events such as retirements and changes of command. However, when those books are inscribed to that individual – well that’s way cool and … Continue reading

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NHF Historian Attends Brussels Workshop

By NHF Staff Naval Historical Foundation historian Dr. David Winkler recently traveled to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in a workshop to discuss the “Avoidance of Hazardous Military Incidents.” With the relations between Russia and the NATO alliance in decline due … Continue reading

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NHF Facilitates Donations Ahead of This Year’s POW/MIA Day Remembrance

Today marks America’s observance of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It is a day to remember those service members who were either prisoners of war (POW) or are still missing in action (MIA). It is also a day to acknowledge … Continue reading

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My Experiences with the First Group of Female Officers Assigned to Shipboard Duty

By Captain George W. Stewart, USN (Ret.) Author’s Preface: When reading this post, bear in mind that we are discussing the conditions that existed in 1979-1981. I recognize that there have been many developments since that time. In October 1978, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The Battle of Jutland

By Geoffrey Bennett (originally published B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, UK 1964), Pan & Sword Books Ltd. Barnsley, UK (2015) Reviewed by Tim McGrath Few historians, on land or sea, can match the depth and breadth of the work of Captain … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Ice Station Nautilus

By Rick Campbell, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY (2016) Reviewed by William H. White A gripping, action-packed novel that is just plausible enough to be pulled from the headlines of today’s paper. Commander Campbell, a former submariner, knows his … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – World War II As Seen Through the Eyes of United States Navy Cruisers

By Senior Chief George J. Chambers, U.S. Navy (Retired), Heritage Books, Berwyn Heights (2015) Reviewed by Captain Howard R. Portnoy, U.S. Navy (Retired) George J. Chambers, the author of this book, served twenty years in the US Navy, retiring as … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – End of Empire – 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World

By David P. Chandler, Robert Cribb and Li Narangoa, NIAS Press, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016) Reviewed by Charles H Bogart The hundred days that this book is concerned with are the days between 5 August and 12 November 1945. The book … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War

By Jonathan Dimbleby, Oxford University Press, New York, NY (2016) Reviewed by Captain J. F. “Bookie” Boland, U.S. Navy (Ret.) The long campaign between the Western Allies and Germany’s U-boat force during the Second World War is the subject of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – In Pursuit of the Essex; Mad For Glory

Reviewed by John Grady David Porter remains one of the most fascinating personalities in the early American Navy.  His quickly written, often self-serving but surprisingly candid Journal about his wartime activities in the Pacific set a standard for naval writing … Continue reading

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