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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1



SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Science and Technology


Allard, Dean C. "Naval Technology During the American Civil War." American Neptune 49 (Spring 1989): 114-122.

Allison, David K. New Eye for the Navy: The Origin of Radar at the Naval Research Laboratory. NRL Report 8466. Washington: Naval Research Laboratory, 1981. 228 pp.

Baldwin, Hanson W. The New Navy. New York: Dutton, 1964. 191 pp.

Bartholomew, Charles A. Mud, Muscle, and Miracles: Marine Salvage in the U.S. Navy. Washington: Naval Historical Center and Naval Sea Systems Command, 1990. 505 pp.

Baxter, James P. Scientists Against Time. Boston: Little, Brown, 1946. 473 pp. (Reprinted 1968 by MIT Press).

Bennett, Frank M. Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps . . . . Pittsburgh: Warren, 1896. 953 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Greenwood).

Bowen, Harold G. "One Hundred Years of United States Naval Engineering History." Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers 49 (November 1937): 487-501.

Brodie, Bernard. Sea Power in the Machine Age. 2d ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1943. 462 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Greenwood).

Buhl, Lance C. "Mariners and Machines: Resistance to Technological Change in the American Navy, 1865-1869." Journal of American History 61 (1974-75): 703-727.

Burstyn, Harold L. "Seafaring and the Emergence of American Science." In The Atlantic World of Robert G. Albion, edited by Benjamin M. Labaree, 76-109. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1975.

Clark, Victor S. History of Manufactures in the United States. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1929. 3 vols. (Reprinted 1949 by Peter Smith).

Includes development of the iron and steel industry, shipbuilding, and the manufacture of armor plates and ordnance.

Dupree, A. Hunter. Science in the Federal Government; A History of Policies and Activities to 1940. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1957. 460 pp.

Ezell, Edward C. "Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century." In A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History, edited by Robin Higham, 185-215. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1975.

Bibliographic essay. Continued in Supplement I to the Guide published by Archon in 1981 (44-55), and in Supplement II to the Guide published by Archon in 1986 (77-83).

Fisher, David E. A Race on the Edge of Time: Radar, the Decisive Weapon of World War II. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. 371 pp.

Friedman, Norman. Naval Radar. London: Conway Maritime Press; Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. 240 pp.

A history of naval radar development in the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, and France.

Furer, Julius A. "Naval Research and Development in World War II." Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers 62 (1950): 21-53.

Gates, Thomas S. "The United States Navy," Its Influence Upon History. New York: Newcomen Society in North America, 1958. 40 pp.

Gebhard, Louis A. Evolution of Naval Radio-Electronics and Contributions of the Naval Research Laboratory. NRL Report 8300. Washington: Naval Research Laboratory, 1979. 448 pp.

Graybar, Lloyd J. "The Buck Rogers of the Navy: Admiral William H. P. Blandy." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Ninth Naval History Symposium, edited by William R. Roberts and Jack Sweetman, 335-349. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991.

Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1974. 447 pp.

Hezlet, Arthur R. Electronics and Sea Power. New York: Stein and Day, 1975. 318 pp.

Howeth, Linwood S. History of Communications: Electronics in the United States Navy. Washington: GPO, 1963. 657 pp.

Hughes, Thomas P. Elmer Sperry: Inventor and Engineer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1971. 348 pp.

Kevles, Daniel J. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America. New York: Knopf, 1978. 489 pp.

Lasby, Clarence G. Project Paperclip: German Scientists and the Cold War. New York: Atheneum, 1971. 338 pp.

Lautenschlager, Karl. "Technology and the Evolution of Naval Warfare." International Security 8 (Fall 1983): 3-51.

Link, Edwin A., and Philip D. Gallery. "Deep Submergence and the Navy." In Naval Review, 1967, edited by Frank Uhlig, 180-193. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1966.

Long, Edward J. Ocean Sciences. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1964. 304 pp.

Maury, Matthew Fontaine. Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology. Edited by John Leighly. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1963. 432 pp.

Prepared from the eighth edition published in 1861.

Morison, Elting E. Men, Machines, and Modern Times. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1966. 235 pp.

Describes the nature and impact of technological change. Four of the six essays concern the Navy.

Naval Engineering and American Seapower. Edited by Randolph W. King; Associate Editor, Prescott Palmer; with fifteen contributors. Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1989. 487 pp.

Nelson, Stewart B. Oceanographic Ships, Fore and Aft. Washington: Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, 1971. 240 pp.

Page, Robert M. The Origin of Radar. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, 1962. 196 pp.

Prepared by the Naval Studies Board for the Mine Advisory Committee, National Research Council.

Prokop, Jan. Computers in the Navy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1976. 243 pp.

Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "Science and Technology in the Twentieth Century." In A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History, edited by Robin Higham, 269-291. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1975.

Bibliographic essay. Continued in Supplement I to the Guide published by Archon in 1981 (69-71), and in Supplement II to the Guide published by Archon in 1986 (96-100).

Rossi, John P. "World Wide Wireless: The U.S. Navy, Big Business, Technology, and Radio Communications, 1919-22." In Naval History: The Seventh Symposium of the U.S. Naval Academy, edited by William B. Cogar, 170-185. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988.

Salkovitz, Edward I., ed. Science, Technology, and the Modern Navy: Thirtieth Anniversary, 1946-1976. ONR-37. Arlington, Va.: Office of Naval Research; GPO, 1976. 569 pp.

Sapolsky, Harvey M. The Polaris System Development: Bureaucratic and Programmatic Success in Government. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1972. 261 pp.

-----. Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990. 142 pp.

Schroeder, Peter B. Contact at Sea: A History of Maritime Radio Communications. Ridgewood, N.J.: Gregg Press, 1967. 139 pp.

Scott, Lloyd N. Naval Consulting Board of the United States. Washington: GPO, 1920. 288 pp.

Smith, Edgar C. A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering. Cambridge, Eng.: The University Press, 1938. 376 pp.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Historical Transactions 1893-1943. New York: The Society, 1945. 544 pp.

Sumida, Jon T. In Defence of Naval Supremacy: Finance, Technology and British Naval Policy, 1889- 1914. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988. 377 pp.

Switzer, David C. "Nautical Archaeology in Penobscot Bay: The Revolutionary War Privateer Defence." In New Aspects of Naval History: Selected Papers Presented at the Fourth Naval History Symposium, United States Naval Academy, 25-26 October 1979, edited by Craig L. Symonds and others, 90-101. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981.

Terry, Richard D. The Deep Submersible. Hollywood, Calif.: Western Periodicals Co., 1966. 456 pp.

U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Science and the Future Navy: A Symposium in Celebration of the Office of Naval Research. Washington: The Academy, 1977. 115 pp.

U.S. Office of Naval Operations. The Steam Catapult: Its History and Operation. Washington: GPO, 1957. 64 pp.

U.S. Office of Naval Research. A Decade of Basic and Applied Science in the Navy: A Symposium Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research as Part of Its Decennial Year, March 19 and 20, 1957. Washington: GPO, 1958. 630 pp.

-----. Research in the Service of National Purpose: Proceedings of the Office of Naval Research Vicennial Convocation. Edited by F. Joachim Weyl. Washington: GPO, 1966. 133 pp.

U.S. President's Science Advisory Committee. Panel on Oceanography. Effective Use of the Sea. Washington: GPO, 1966. 144 pp.

Weir, Gary E. "The Navy, Industry, and Conflicting Expectations: Fried. Krupp of Essen and the Electric Boat Co." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Ninth Naval History Symposium, edited by William R. Roberts and Jack Sweetman, 350-368. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991.

Williams, Jerome, John J. Higginson, and John D. Rohrbough. Sea & Air: The Naval Environment. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1968. 338 pp.

A selection of the more comprehensive histories of the Navy offices, bureaus, and commands engaged in technical activities during war and peace may be found in the Organizational Histories section.

Woods, David L., ed. Signaling and Communicating at Sea. Historical Studies in Telecommunications. New York: Arno Press, 1980. 2 vols.

A collection of fifty-eight reprints, together with a chronology of developments in communications and electronics.