Norman Friedman

Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues. He is a longtime columnist for Proceedings magazine and lives in New York City.

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U.S. Aircraft Carriers
This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the... Read More
Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
Long recognized as the most comprehensive reference work available on the subject, this guide... Read More
U.S. Submarines Through 1945
This series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principal U.S.... Read More
SEAPOWER AS STRATEGY
A noted defense analyst and naval weapons expert lays out the roles of navies and naval strategy in... Read More
American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941
The development of aircraft carriers and carrier operations sparked a revolution in military... Read More
U.S. Destroyers
For two decades Norman Friedman's account of the development of American destroyers has been a... Read More
NAVIES IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
This volume reflects broad themes such as types of warfare or aspects of equipment, which involve... Read More
SEAPOWER AND SPACE
Access to space-based systems has radically changed naval warfare over the past three decades, yet... Read More
Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War
Award-winning author and defense analyst Norman Friedman offers a first-rate, in-depth analysis of... Read More
The Fifty-Year War
"To read a comprehensive history of the technical, military and political aspects of the Cold War,... Read More
THE FIFTY-YEAR WAR
"To read a comprehensive history of the technical, military and political aspects of the Cold... Read More
NAVAL FIREPOWER
For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it... Read More
Network-Centric Warfare
This book explains what network-centric warfare is, and how it works, using concrete historical... Read More
British Destroyers
A Proceedings Magazine 2010 Notable Naval Book Noted historian Norman Friedman provides the first... Read More
Unmanned Combat Air Systems
The U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System aircraft currently in development will transform naval... Read More
British Cruisers
With the world's largest merchant fleet and extensive overseas territories during most of the... Read More
Naval Weapons of World War One
Although the Great War might be regarded as the heyday of the big-gun at sea, it also saw the... Read More
British Cruisers of the Victorian Era
Gradually evolving from sailing frigates, the first modern cruiser is not easy to define, but this... Read More
Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery
This book does for naval anti-aircraft defense what Friedman’s Naval Firepower did for surface... Read More
Fighting the Great War at Sea
While the overriding image of the First World War is of the bloody stalemate on the Western Front,... Read More
U.S. Battleships
Naval historians and enthusiasts alike will find U.S. Battleships to be the most comprehensive... Read More
Fighters over the Fleet
Fighters Over the Fleet is an account of the parallel evolution of naval fighters for fleet air... Read More
American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941
The development of aircraft carriers and carrier operations sparked a revolution in military... Read More
British Destroyers and Frigates
Since World War II the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that... Read More
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