A selection of books of interest recently received at our editorial office, as described by their publishers:
Wray, Robert O., Jr. Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2013. 204pp. $22.95
Designed for busy junior officers in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and merchant marine, this primer teaches the basics of leadership in five focused, sequential steps, beginning with an overview of major leadership studies, followed by an informative summary of the wisdom of 380 senior seagoing officers. Along with this sage advice, the final chapter helps readers build personalized plans to improve their own leadership skills.
Winslow, Richard E., III. “A Race of Shipbuilders”: The Hanscoms of Eliot, Maine. Portsmouth, N.H.: Portsmouth Marine Society, 2013. 305pp. $35
In the 1600s, members of the Hanscom family settled in the Kittery/Eliot area of Maine as British colonial subjects in the New World. Over a period of three hundred years, a number of their descendants became nationally known shipbuilders and naval constructors. This book describes their successes, accomplishments, trials, and tribulations in forging their imprint on the maritime, marine, and naval worlds.
“STRATEGY AND THE SEA”: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR JOHN B. HATTENDORF
Hosted by All Souls College, Oxford, 10–12 April 2014, the conference will bring together academics and naval professionals to celebrate John B. Hattendorf’s distinguished career and leading role in expanding the field of maritime history. This international gathering of research students, senior military representatives, and recognized authorities presents a unique opportunity to discuss cutting-edge naval history research that challenges traditional perspectives, pushes disciplinary boundaries, and asks innovative questions. For further information, see www.oxfordnavalconference.co.uk/.