On Our Scope

By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief
April 2005
In 2004, Naval History’s parent organization, the U.S. Naval Institute, decided to change the format of the seminar program that traditionally complemented the organization’s Annual Meeting. The program, which ...

Hellish Prelude at Okinawa

By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2005
The strategy 60 years ago is to seize Okinawa as a staging ground for the invasion of the Japanese mainland. It comes at a painfully high price.

Not Allowed to Be Boring

An Interview with David Halberstam
April 2005
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian talks about his craft, a book he wrote on the Vietnam War, and one he is writing on Korea.

Force Rules the World Still

By H. W. Brands
April 2005
Theodore Roosevelt was an unlikely navalist; had he not been President, he might have been remembered as a historian and big-game hunter. Perhaps more than any other person, however, his ...

The ‘New’ Sailor

By James R. Reckner
April 2005
This 1908 photo taken in Sydney, Australia, of an unidentified but “thoroughly modern” young sailor first motivated the author of the book, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, to study enlisted ...

In Contact

April 2005
“‘All Is at Stake’ at Salamis’’ (See J. Bothwell, pp. 32-38, February 2005 Naval History) “The Mysterious ‘Diekplous’” (See T. Papps, pp. 35-37, February 2005 Naval History) “The Agony ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
April 2005
Of the 134 Buckley (DE-51)- class destroyer escorts built for the U.S. Navy during World War II, a dozen (DE-633-DE-644) were ordered from Bethlehem Steel’s San Francisco shipyard. The $2,368,950 ...

The Ford of the Skies

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet 
April 2005
After World War II, the U.S. Army Air Forces and the Navy entered into a new era of aircraft development, based in part on German innovations in jet propulsion, swept-hack ...

Naval History News

April 2005
Naval History Web Enhanced Presents Battle of the Nile Naval History magazine is proud to present “The Battle of the Nile” as a new addition to the Web Enhanced content ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Andrew G. Wilson & Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, U.S. Army (Retired)
April 2005
Nelson’s Purse: The Mystery of Lord Nelson’s Lost Treasures Martyn Downer. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 2004. 424 pp. Illus. Appens. Notes. Bib. Index. $32.50. Reviewed by Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo ...