Book cover of Selling Sea Power: Public Relations and the U.S. Navy, 1917–1941 by Ryan Wadle
Maritime History & Piracy

Selling Sea Power: Public Relations and the U.S. Navy, 1917–1941

The accepted narrative of the interwar U.S. Navy is one of transformation from a battle-centric force into a force that could fight on the “three planes” of war: in the skies, on the water, and under the waves. The political and cultural tumult that accompanied this transformation is another story. Ryan D. Wadle’s Selling Sea Power explores this little-known but critically important aspect of naval history. […Learn More]

Book cover of Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy by Benjamin Armstrong
History

Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy

Two centuries before the daring exploits of Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders captured the public imagination, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were already engaged in similarly perilous missions: raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and resources on shore. Even John Paul Jones, father of the American navy, saw such irregular operations as critical to naval warfare. […Learn More]