Norman Polmar

Norman Polmar is an analyst, author, and consultant, specializing in naval, aviation, and technology subjects.  He has directed studies related to the Soviet/Russian navies for various government organizations, and has been a consultant or advisor on related issues to three U.S. Senators,  the Speaker of the House, the Deputy Counselor to the President, and three Secretaries of the Navy. He has visited the Soviet Union/Russia several times as a guest of the  Navy commander-in-chief, the submarine design bureaus, and the Institute of U.S. Studies. 

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Products by this Author
Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies, 1718-1990
The first book to comprehensively describe Russian and Soviet submarine development and operations... Read More
Chronology of the Cold War at Sea, 1945-1991
From the very beginning the U.S. Navy played a central role in what turned out to be a forty-five-... Read More
The Naval Institute Guide to Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, 18th Edition
Packed with authoritative information, up-to-date photographs, line drawings, maps, and useful... Read More
One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
In the century following the Wright Brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,... Read More
The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
The atomic bomb ended the war against Japan in 1945 and became the centerpiece of U.S. and Soviet... Read More
PROJECT AZORIAN
"In describing an effort similar in ambition to that of the moon landing, this book is a... Read More
Ship Killer
There have been many books published about submarine and aircraft attacks on ships.  While the... Read More
The Naval Institute Guide to Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, 19th Edition
"This is the last edition of this work to be under the superb editorship of Norman Polmar. He... Read More
Project Azorian
Also Available as an Audio Edition from Aubile via Amazon In early August 1974, despite incredible... Read More
Ship of Gold
Ship of Gold is an exciting, fast-paced tale of action, intrigue, and adventure on the high seas,... Read More
Hunters and Killers
“…in 2016 the story of ASW is hardly over and the problem of ASW hardly solved. Its... Read More
Hunters and Killers
Hunters and Killers is a comprehensive two-volume history of all aspects of Anti-Submarine Warfare... Read More
Admiral Gorshkov
This is a book about a man and his ability to change a culture and to create a powerful navy that... Read More
Author Events
"Angle of Attack" Premieres
Interviewees include Naval Institute Press authors Admiral James L. Holloway, USN (Ret.), Vice... Read More
Featured Panelist
2:45pm, Surface Navy Association's "2012 National Symposium," Hyatt Regency Hotel,... Read More
Featured Speaker
1:20pm (Presentation on Azorian) & 4:20pm, (presentation on the Thresher), "2012 Int... Read More
"National Library Week" Featured Speaker & Book Signing
11:00am, John T. Hughes Library, Defense Intelligence Agency, 200 MacDill Blvd., Bldg. 6000,... Read More

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2018-11-28

Maritime Security DialogueThe Return of Great Power Competition and SECOND Fleet A discussion with VADM Andrew "Woody"...

Defense Forum Washington 2018

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From the Press

10 December - Discussion

Mon, 2018-12-10

10 December - Discussion

Mon, 2018-12-10

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