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Cover image for Naval War College Historical Monograph entitled Talking about Naval History: A Collection of Essays by Dr. John B. Hattendorf.NEWPORT, R.I. - The Naval War College Press released the 19th book in the Historical Monograph series, entitled Talking about Naval History: A Collection of Essays, by Dr. John B. Hattendorf, on Feb. 2.

The book represents more than twenty-five years that Professor Hattendorf has occupied the College’s prestigious Ernest J. King Chair of Maritime History. The 20 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.

Talking about Naval History: A Collection of Essays is available through the Government Printing Office Bookstore.

Hattendorf has held the Ernest J. King Chair of Maritime History position since 1984 and has also served as Chairman of the Maritime History Department and Director of the Naval War College Museum since 2003.  He is widely published and active internationally in maritime history organizations.  Recent recognition of his scholarship includes the Navy League of the United States Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement in 2009 and the USS Constitution Museum Foundation Samuel Eliot Morison Award.

From Naval War College Press
Posted by Cmdr. Carla McCarthy