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by Albert A. Nofi By Alfred A. Nofi

The eighteenth in our Historical Monograph series-To Train the Fleet for War: The U.S. Navy Fleet Problems, 1923-1940-is available for sale by the Government Printing Office's online bookstore, at 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.

"I've long been an admirer of [Albert A. Nofi’s] work. I just want to add my personal congratulations for your wonderful book To Train the Fleet in War. It's invaluable for understanding the evolution of tactical thought in the pre-WWII USN, and, particularly for me, its influence on the conduct of operations in the early campaigns in the Pacific."
John Lundstrom
Winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's 2011 John Lyman Book Award (U.S. Naval History category)

Honorable Mention for the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History, 2011

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January 2010
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