In Defence of Naval Supremacy

Finance, Technology, and British Naval Policy, 1889-1914
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
Published:February 15, 2014
By Jon Tetsuro Sumida (Author)

In his groundbreaking work, In Defence of Naval Supremacy, Sumida presents a provocative and authoritative revisionist history of the origins, nature and consequences of the "Dreadnought Revolution" of 1906. Based on intensive and extensive archival research, the book strives to explain vital financial and technical matters which enable readers to observe the complex interplay of fiscal, technical, strategic, and personal factors that shaped the course of British naval decision-making during the critical quarter century that preceded the outbreak of the First World War.

List Price: $39.95
Member Price: $31.96
Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Paperback : 400 pages
  • Illustrations: 9 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (February 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591148030
  • ISBN-13: 9781591148036
  • Product Dimensions: 6.125 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 26.08 oz
  • “In the 1990s, Jon Sumida and Nicholas Lambert reexamined the British naval building program of 1905 to 1914. . . . Between them, Sumida and Lambert completely overturned the Marder interpretation of British naval policy.” —The Journal of Modern History

Jon Tetsuro Sumida is the author of Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered (1997), and Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War (2008). He is professor of history at the University of Maryland.

More by this Author

In Defence of Naval Supremacy
In his groundbreaking work, In Defence of Naval Supremacy, Sumida presents a provocative and...Read More

Related Content

None found for this author.

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Reviews


Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2016-11-02

You are cordially invited to: The Role of Space in Maritime Operations A discussion with RADM(SEL) Christian "Boris"...

Defense Forum Washington 2016

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

View All

From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-30

Book Launch Party

Wed, 2016-11-02

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership