Vincent P. O'Hara is an independent scholar and the author of nine works including five published by the Naval Institute Press, most recently To Crown the Waves. His articles have appeared in the Naval War College Review, Warship, MHQ, Storia Militare, and other periodicals and journals. O'Hara was named "Naval Institute Press Author of the Year for 2015." He holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley. ."