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246 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 194 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Hoover Library
xviii, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword
  • introduction
  • Project SIXTY
  • Missions of the U.S. Navy
  • Strategic Concepts for the U.S. Navy
  • SEA PLAN 2000
  • The Future of U.S. Sea Power.
Green Library
191 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 77 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
498 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 161 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: below the surface of naval history
  • Marching to the sound of guns
  • Historical foundation for adaptation
  • The ethos of American naval command
  • Problems in forgetting the lessons of history
  • The Navy as peacemaker
  • A special relationship
  • Root problems in concepts of joint doctrine
  • Conclusion: fighting for history.
Leadership within the context of a given profession requires an informed understanding of a particular field of specialization. In maritime affairs, U.S. Navy Commodore Dudley Wright Knox provided a singular example of leadership in his chosen profession. Having graduated with the Naval Academy Class of 1897, he proceeded to command a variety of warships in peacetime. He also served in combat operations during the 1898 Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and the counterinsurgency in the Philippines. Knox gained perspective on the higher levels of command as a staff officer during two world wars. Ultimately, conditioning in the American naval service inspired Knox to envision an American Navy second to none. He also developed a mature understanding of the nexus between peace and war. Crafting a distinctly maritime approach to address questions of strategy and policy in global affairs, Knox argued that navies provided means, "not to make war but to preserve peace, not to be predatory but to shield the free development of commerce, not to unsettle the world but to stabilize it through the promotion of law and order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612519807 20160725
Green Library
xii, 710 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Wartime organizational changes in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • Initial challenges : postwar and demobilization planning
  • The Navy and unification
  • The National Security Act achieved
  • Preparing for a new enemy
  • War ends in the Pacific
  • Troubles emerge in postwar China, 1945-1946
  • Assessing and responding to the Soviet naval threat
  • Adjusting to the National Military Establishment
  • Living in "interesting times"
  • Slugging it out on Capitol Hill
  • Events in the western Pacific
  • Troubles on the Korean Peninsula
  • Deciding to fight
  • Defending NATO Europe : planning during the initial stages
  • The Eisenhower national security structure
  • Rethinking national strategy
  • Coping with the new look
  • A crisis abroad and a CNO's departure.
This book discusses the role of the U.S. Navy within the country's national security structure during the first decade of the Cold War from the perspective of the service's senior uniformed officer, the Chief of Naval Operations, and his staff. It examines a variety of important issues of the period, including the Army-Navy fight over unification that led to the creation of the National Security Act of 1947, the early postwar fighting in China between the Nationalists and the Communists, the formation of NATO, the outbreak of the Korean War, the decision of the Eisenhower Administration not to intervene in the Viet Minh troops' siege of the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu, and the initiation of the Eisenhower 'New Look' defense policy. The author relies upon information obtained from a wide range of primary sources and personal interviews with important, senior Navy and Army officers. The result is a book that provides the reader with a new way of looking at these pivotal events.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804756662 20160528
Green Library
xviii, 263 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
viii, 349 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Maritime strategy presentation (for the Secretary of the Navy, 4 November 1982)
  • The maritime strategy, 1984
  • The amphibious warfare strategy, 1985
  • The maritime strategy, 1986
  • Looking beyond the maritime strategy
  • The maritime strategy: The maritime component of the U.S. national strategy, 1988-1988
  • Maritime strategy for the 1990s.
Hoover Library
553 p.
  • Introduction-- Part I. On the Sea: 1. Sea power and the fleet Navy, 1890-1910-- 2. The new Navy, 1898-1913-- 3. Neutrality or readiness? 1913-1917-- 4. War without Mahan, 1917-1918-- 5. Parity and proportion, 1919-1922-- 6. Treaty Navy, 1922-1930-- 7. Adapt and innovate, 1931-1938-- 8. Are we ready? 1938-1940-- 9. Sea control, 1941-1942-- 10. Strategic offensives, 1943-1944-- 11. Victory drives, 1944-1945-- Part II. From the Sea: 12. Why do we need a navy? 1945-1949-- 13. Naval strategy, 1950-1954-- 14. Containment and the Navy, 1952-1960-- 15. The McNamara years, 1961-1970-- 16. Disarray, 1970-1980-- 17. High tide, 1980-1990-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804722735 20160528
Winner of the Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Bonnot Award for Naval History, this powerfully argued and objective history of the modern US Navy explains how the Navy defined its purpose in the century after 1890. It relates in detail how, over the years, the Navy formed and reformed its doctrine of naval force and operations around a concept of offensive sea control by a battleship fleet, and, new to America, the need to build and maintain an offensive battle fleet in peacetime. The author shows how this war-fighting organization responded to radical changes in political circumstance, technological innovation, and national needs and expectations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804722735 20160528
Green Library
409 p.
  • Introduction - a fatal vision-- in the beginning - traditions of the naval world-- upon this rock - the technological revolution and the prophet Mahan-- crusaders in blue and the grail of seapower-- sacred vessel - the dreadnought-- martyrdom - dreadnoughts in the wake of Versailles-- requiem - the Washington Naval Conference-- life after death - rehabilitating the dreadnought-- conclusion - vampires of seapower.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813311166 20160528
This irreverent account of the modern battleship and its place in American naval history argues that the vaunted battleship was in fact never an effective weapon of war. For many decades the world's navies raced to build battleships at the expense of more effective forms of naval force. Dreadnoughts became the international currency of great power status, subject to the same anxious accountancy as nuclear weapons today. The author contends that the battleships actually have never played an important role in the outcome of any modern war, but nevertheless have continued to be built and rebuilt - and revered by many - right up to the present. The book aims to be a cautionary tale about the often unacknowledged influence of human faith, culture and tradition on the important, costly and supposedly rational process of nations arming themselves for war. The author also wrote "Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813311166 20160528
Green Library
vii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The first hundred years
  • A beginning, 1881-82
  • Politics versus progress, 1882-83
  • Incubation, 1883-85
  • Some movement, 1885-89
  • A turning point, 1889-93
  • Reasonable progress, 1893-97
  • War and imperialism, 1897-99
  • Reorganization and growth, 1899-1901
  • An offensive Navy, 1902-5
  • Power projected, 1905-9
  • Steady as she goes, 1909-13
  • Neutrality, 1913-15
  • Second to none, 1915-21.
Congress Buys a Navy offers a new look at the nexus of U.S. politics, economics, and the funding and creation of what is thought of as the"modern" U.S. Navy. Filling in significant gaps in prior economic histories of theera, Paul Pedisich analyzes the role played by nine presidencies and cabinets, sixteen Navy secretaries, and countless U.S. congressmen whose work andactions shaped and funded our forces at sea. Surveying the development of the new steel Navy from 1881 to 1921, Pedisich's narrative begins with James Garfield's appointment of William Huntas Secretary of the Navy and the formation of the forty-seventh Congress inMarch 1881, and continues on to the reduction of the naval forces by theWashington Naval Treaty of 1921. While the main acts in U.S. political history often privilege the actions of thePresident and his cabinet, the author brings to light the individual rationales, voting blocs, agendas, and political intrigue that drove this process of makinga modern Navy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682470770 20161114
Green Library
xiii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Clashing world interests-- 2. Washington conference legacy-- 3. Beatty's Japanese war plan-- 4. Churchill's challenge-- 5. Beatty embraces arms control-- 6. The general boards' new hope-- 7. American arms-control politics-- 8. Beatty takes control-- 9. Combat equivalency-- 10. Beatty's new strategies-- 11. Conference shocks-- 12. Hardening positions-- 13. The failure of the Anglo-Japanese Accord-- 14. Cabinet crisis-- 15. Final efforts-- 16. Breakdown and recriminations-- 17. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107056954 20160618
During World War I, Britain's naval supremacy enabled it to impose economic blockades and interdiction of American neutral shipping. The United States responded by building 'a navy second to none', one so powerful that Great Britain could not again successfully challenge America's vital economic interests. This book reveals that when the United States offered to substitute naval equality for its emerging naval supremacy, the British, nonetheless, used the resulting two major international arms-control conferences of the 1920s to ensure its continued naval dominance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107056954 20160618
Green Library
x, 421 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : maritime militarism in two modern nation-states
  • World power in a global age
  • Big-power confrontations over empire
  • Maritime force, threat, and war
  • War of battle fleets
  • Planning for victory
  • Commerce, law, and the limitation of war
  • Naval elites and the state
  • Manufacturing consent
  • A politics of social imperialism
  • Of sciences, sea power, and strategy
  • Between leadership and intraservice conflict
  • Conclusion : navalism and its trajectories.
Green Library


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