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Naval War College Historical Monograph Series 19. Talking about Naval History is the 19th book in our Historical Monograph series and marks the more than twenty-five years that Professor Hattendorf has occupied the Naval War College's prestigious Ernest J. King Chair of Maritime History. The twenty essays, selected from his recent work, range widely across five hundred years of history and deal with four major themes: maritime history as a field of academic and professional study, European naval history in the classic age of sail, American naval history, and naval theory.
Table of Contents
Foreword . . . . ix
Introduction . . . .
Acknowledgements . . . .
Part 1: The Field of Maritime History . . . .
I. The Uses of Maritime History In and For the Navy . . . .
II. Our Naval Heritage Is in Danger . . . .
III. Maritime History, the History of Nautical Science, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History . . . .
IV. The Horizons of Maritime History . . . .
Part 2: General Naval History . . . .
V. Navies, Strategy, and Tactics in the Age of De Ruyter . . . .
VI. “To Aid and Assist the Other”: Anglo-Dutch Naval Cooperation in Coalition Warfare at Sea, 1689–1714 . . . .
VII. The Caird Lecture, 2000: The Anglo-French Naval Wars (1689–1815) in Twentieth-Century Naval Thought . . . .
VIII. Nelson’s Legacy: A Hero among the World’s Navies . . . .
IX. Strategy, Tactics, and Leadership: The Legacy of Trafalgar in Professional Naval Thought around the World . . . .
X. Whither with Nelson and Trafalgar? A Review Article on the Bicentenary Scholarship of the Nelson Era . . . .
XI. The James Ford Bell lecture, 2008: Fact in Fiction about Life at Sea in the 18th Century—Understanding the Naval Novel and the World of Aubrey and Maturin . . . .
Part 3: American Naval History . . . .
XII. The Formation and Roles of the Continental Navy, 1775–1785 . . . .
XIII. The Expédition Particulière of 1780–1871 as a Joint and Combined Operation . . . .
XIV. Sea versus Shore: Amphibious Warfare, Theory, and the War of 1812 . . . .
XV. The U.S. Navy’s Nineteenth-Century Forward Stations . . . .
XVI. “In a Far More Thorough Manner”: The Professionalization of the U.S. Navy at the Dawn of the 20th Century . . . .
XVII. American Naval Bases in Europe . . . .
XVIII. The Past as Prologue: The Changing Roles of Sea Power during the 20th Century . . . .
Part 4: Naval Theory and History . . . .
XIX. Rear Admiral Henry E. Eccles and the “Lessons of Suez,” 1956–1968 . . . .
XX. Globalisation and Navies: Some Considerations for Naval Theory . . . .
Appendix. Bibliography of Books and Articles by John B. Hattendorf, 1960–2010 . . . .
About the Author . . .
Index . . . .
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