American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction By Craig Symonds, Oxford University Press, UK (2018).   Reviewed by Warrant Officer Darien J. Garland, USMC   Craig L. Symonds delivers a fast-paced narrative covering the history of change and advancements in the United States Navy. American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader a broad

BOOK REVIEW – The U.S. Navy: A Concise History

By Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York, NY (2016) Reviewed by Jason W. Smith, PhD It is often a pleasure to read short books, and Craig Symonds’ The U.S. Navy: A Concise History does not disappoint. Symonds, professor emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, is an eminent scholar of naval history whose

BOOK REVIEW – Operation Neptune

By Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York (2014) Reviewed by Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr. USN (Ret.) Professor Symonds has done it again! This splendid book starts with the assertion, “During World War II, a dearth of shipping was the key logistical constraint in Allied decision making and because of it, the

“AUTHORS ON DECK” –NEPTUNE: THE ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE AND THE D-DAY LANDINGS

In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly presents Craig Symonds. Award-winning author, Symonds, will present his newly released book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (Oxford University Press, 2014). Symonds details Operation Neptune, the massive naval operation that

Neptune : The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings, by Craig Symonds –

On Thursday, May 29, the Maryland Historical Society maritime committee will host Craig Symonds, who will be speaking on his new book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings. Symonds, an emeritus professor of history at the Naval Academy, is both an excellent scholar and a gifted speaker.  The venue is the Maryland