NEWPORT, R.I. - Two books in the long-running Historical Monograph series, published by the Naval War College (NWC) Press in 2010, have received the John Lyman Book Award from the North American Society for Oceanic history (NASOH).
John Lyman Book Awards are given annually by NASOH in six different categories: Canadian naval and maritime history; U.S. naval history; U.S. maritime history; science and technology; reference works and published primary sources; and biography and autobiography. The award is named after John Lyman, an oceanographer, maritime historian, and a founder of NASOH.
Hal M. Friedman’s book, titled “Digesting History: The U.S. Naval War College, the Lessons of World War Two, and Future Naval Warfare, 1945-1947
,” won the John Lyman Book Award for the “Primary Source Materials, Reference Works, and Guide Books” category. The book describes how the staff, instructors, and students at NWC attempted between 1945 and 1947 to determine the shape of future wars and what the Navy would have to do in order to prepare to fight those wars in a Cold War context.
“To Train the Fleet for War: The U.S. Navy Fleet Problems, 1923-1940
,” written by Albert A. Nofi, received the award in the “U.S. Naval History” category. In this book, which is based especially on the Naval War College archives, Dr. Nofi, an American military historian, examines in detail each of the U.S. Navy's twenty-one "fleet problems" conducted between World Wars I and II, elucidating the patterns that emerged, finding a range of enduring lessons, and suggesting their applicability for future naval warfare.
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Written and posted by Brie Lyons, Naval War College Public Affairs
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