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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Strategy and Tactics


Alford, Jonathan, ed. Sea Power and Influence: Old Issues and New Challenges. The Adelphi Library, No. 2. Montclair, N.J.: Published by Gower for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1980. 220 pp.

Bacon, Reginald H. Modern Naval Strategy. London: F. Muller, Ltd., 1940. 208 pp.

Bacon, Reginald H., and others. Warfare Today: How Modern Battles are Planned and Fought on Land, at Sea, and in the Air. London: Odhams Press, 1944. 256 pp.

Baldwin, Hanson W. Strategy for Tomorrow. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. 377 pp.

Bartlett, Merrill L., ed. Assault From the Sea: Essays on the History of Amphibious Warfare. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1983. 453 pp.

Beebe, Robert P. "Operations in Restricted Waters." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 88 (June 1962): 23- 33.

Brodie, Bernard. A Guide to Naval Strategy. 5th ed. New York: Praeger, 1965. 274 pp.

First two editions entitled A Layman's Guide to Naval Strategy.

Candlin, Stanton. "The Return of Total Sea Power." In Naval Review, 1964, edited by Frank Uhlig, 2-25. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1963.

Chamberlin, Waldo. "The Tradition of the Offensive in the U.S. Navy." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 67 (September 1941): 1375-1384.

Clark, Joseph J., and Dwight H. Barnes. Sea Power and Its Meaning. Rev. ed. New York: Watts, 1968. 167 pp.

Colomb, Philip H. Essays on Naval Defence. 3d ed. London: W. H. Allen, 1899. 328 pp.

Consett, Montagu W. The Triumph of Unarmed Forces (1914-1918): An Account of the Transactions by Which Germany During the Great War Was Able to Obtain Supplies Prior to Her Collapse Under the Pressure of Economic Forces. London: Williams & Norgate, 1923. 344 pp.

Corbett, Sir Julian S. Some Principles of Maritime Strategy. Rev. ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1918. 286 pp. (Reprinted 1972 by Naval Institute Press).

Custance, Sir Reginald N. War at Sea, Modern Theory and Ancient Practice. London: Wm. Blackwood, 1919. 113 pp.

Earle, Edward M. Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought From Machiavelli to Hitler. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1943. 553 pp.

Eccles, Henry E. Military Concepts and Philosophy. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1965. 339 pp.

Eller, Ernest M. "Naval Strategy, Some Material and Moral Aspects." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 65 (July 1939): 945-957.

-----. "Sea Power and Peace." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 73 (October 1947): 1161-1173.

-----. "U.S. Destiny in the Middle East." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 82 (November 1956): 1160- 1169.

-----. "Will We Need a Navy to Win?" U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 76 (March 1950): 237-247.

Fiske, Bradley A. "Naval Strategy." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 42 (1916): 387-407.

Friedman, Norman. The US Maritime Strategy. London: New York: Jane's Pub. Co., 1988. 246 pp.

Gray, Colin S. Maritime Strategy, Geopolitics, and the Defense of the West. New York: National Strategy Information Center, 1986. 85 pp.

Gray, Colin S., and Roger W. Barnett, eds. Seapower and Strategy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 396 pp.

Grenfell, Russell. The Art of the Admiral. London: Faber & Faber, 1938. 255 pp.

Gretton, Sir Peter. Maritime Strategy: A Study of Defense Problems. New York: Praeger, 1965. 210 pp.

Grove, Eric. The Future of Sea Power. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. 280 pp.

Hammond, Paul Y. "Super Carriers and B-36 Bombers: Appropriations, Strategy and Politics." In American Civil-Military Decisions: A Book of Case Studies, edited by Harold Stein, 465-567. Birmingham: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1963.

Handel, Michael I. Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War. Washington: U.S. Army War College, 1987. 348 pp.

The Influence of History on Mahan: The Proceedings of a Conference Marking the Centenary of Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1738. Edited by John P. Hattendorf with John C. Benigno. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Press, 1991. 208 pp.

Hattendorf, John B., and Roberts S. Jordan. Maritime Strategy and the Balance of Power: Britain and America in the Twentieth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. 373 pp.

Hezlet, Sir Arthur R. Aircraft and Sea Power. London: P. Davies, 1970. 370 pp.

-----. The Submarine and Sea Power. New York: Stein & Day, 1967. 278 pp.

Hughes, Wayne P. Fleet Tactics: Theory and Practice. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. 316 pp.

Hyatt, Albert M. J., ed. Dreadnought to Polaris: Maritime Strategy Since Mahan. Toronto: Copp Clark; Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1973. 125 pp.

Nine papers presented at the 1972 Conference on Strategic Studies, sponsored by the University of Western Ontario and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs.

James, D. Clayton. "American and Japanese Strategies in the Pacific War." In Makers of Modern Strategy From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Peter Paret, 703-732. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986.

Jordan, Gerald, ed. Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1945: Essays in Honor of Arthur Marder. London: Croom Helm; New York: Crane Russak, 1977. 243 pp.

Includes an essay, by William R. Braisted, "On the American Red and Red-Orange Plans, 1919-1939," 167-185.

Kennedy, Floyd D. "From SLOC Protection to a National Maritime Strategy: The U.S. Navy Under Carter and Reagan, 1977-1984." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed, edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 347-370. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Knox, Dudley W. "General Problem of Naval Warfare." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 42 (January 1916): 23-45.

-----. "The Great Lesson From Nelson for Today." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 40 (March 1914): 295-318.

-----. "The Role of Doctrine in Naval Warfare." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 41 (March 1915): 325- 354.

Kuenne, Robert E. The Attack Submarine: A Study in Strategy. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, Press, 1965. 215 pp.

Livezey, William E. Mahan on Sea Power. Norman, Okla.: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1947. 334 pp.

Luttwak, Edward. Strategy and History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 1985. 251 pp.

Mahan, Alfred T. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783. Boston: Little, Brown, 1890. 557 pp.

-----. Mahan on Naval Strategy: Selections From the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 395 pp.

-----. Mahan on Naval Warfare: Selections From the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan. Edited by Allan F. Westcott. Boston: Little, Brown, 1918. 372 pp.

-----. Naval Strategy Compared and Contrasted With the Principles and Practice of Military Operations on Land: Lectures Delivered at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I., Between the Years 1887 and 1911. Boston: Little, Brown, 1911. 475 pp.

Martin, Laurence W. The Sea in Modern Strategy. New York: Praeger, 1967. 109 pp.

Miller, Edward S. War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 509 pp.

Millis, Walter. Arms and Men: Study in American Military History. New York: Putnam, 1956. 382 pp.

Nimitz, Chester W. The Future Employment of Naval Forces. Washington: Navy League of the United States, 1948. 11 pp.

Also published in Shipmate 11 (February 1948) as "Our Navy-Its Future Employment," 5-6.

-----. "Your Navy as Peace Insurance." National Geographic 89 (June 1946): 681-736.

Palmer, Michael A. Origins of the Maritime Strategy: American Naval Strategy in the First Postwar Decade. Contributions to Naval History Series, No. 1. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1988. 129 pp.

Paret, Peter, Gordon A. Craig, and Felix Gilbert. Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986. 941 pp.

Puleston, William D. The Influence of Force in Foreign Relations. New York: Van Nostrand, 1955. 254 pp.

Reynolds, Clark G. "The British Strategic Inheritance in American Naval Policy, 1775-1975." In The Atlantic World of Robert G. Albion, edited by Benjamin W. Labaree, 169-194. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1975.

-----. Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1974. 642 pp.

-----. History and the Sea: Essays on Maritime Strategies. Columbia: South Carolina Univ. Press, 1989. 232 pp.

Robison, Samuel S., and Mary L. Robison. A History of Naval Tactics From 1530 to 1930: The Evolution of Tactical Maxims. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1942. 956 pp.

Rosinksi, Herbert. The Development of Naval Thought: Essays by Herbert Rosinski. Edited by B. Mitchell Simpson III. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Press, 1977. 139 pp.

A collection of seven essays originally published in Brassey's Naval Annual, 1939-1947.

Roskill, Stephen W. Strategy of Sea Power: Its Development and Application. London: Collins, 1962. 287 pp.

Sharp, Ulysses S. Strategic Direction of the Armed Forces. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College, 1977. 67 pp.

Sokol, Anthony E. Seapower in the Nuclear Age. Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1961. 268 pp.

Sprout, Harold and Margaret. The Rise of American Naval Power 1776-1918. Rev. ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1942. 404 pp.

-----. Toward a New Order of Sea Power: American Naval Policy and the World Scene, 1918-1922. 2d ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1943. 336 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Greenwood).

Summers, Harry G., Jr. On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War. Novato, Calif: Presidio Press, 1982. 225 pp.

Ullman, Harlan, and Thomas H. Etzold. Future Imperative: Security and the U.S. Navy in the Late 1980s. Significant Issues Series 7, No. 2. Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, 1985. 69 pp.

Vagts, Alfred. Landing Operations: Strategy, Psychology, Tactics, Politics, From Antiquity to 1945. Washington: Military Service Pub. Co., 1946. 831 pp.

Vlahos, Michael. "The Naval War College and the Origins of War Planning Against Japan." Naval War College Review 33 (July-August 1980): 23-41.

Wilmott, H. P. Sea Warfare: Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1982. 165 pp.

Wylie, Joseph C. Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 169 pp.

-----. "Why a Sailor Thinks Like a Sailor." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 83 (August 1957): 811- 817.

Yarnell, Harry E. "Notes on Naval Tactics." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 42 (January 1916): 69- 91.