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TR's Use of PR to Strengthen the Navy

By Lori Lyn Bogle
December 2007
To persuade Congress to approve construction of four dreadnought battleships, President Theodore Roosevelt set out to win public support for his cause by staging a pair of naval spectaculars.
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'You Were Most Deceitful'

By Master Chief Communications Technician Thomas H. Helvig, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2007
A top-secret hoax pulled off by Admiral William F. Halsey's "Dirty Tricks Department" had the Japanese believing a single cruiser, the USS Tucson, was an entire carrier task force.
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The Marines' Written Record

By Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
December 2007
Interested in reading more about the Corps' dramatic and colorful past? Our guide to outstanding Marine histories, biographies, and memoirs is a great place to locate the right book.
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On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
December 2007
This issue of Naval History commemorates a monumental anniversary for the U.S. Navy: the centennial of the Great White Fleet’s departure on its round-the-world cruise. James R. Reckner, author of ...

Americans at War

By Fred Schultz
December 2007
As many of you know—especially members of the U.S. Naval Institute who received a sample DVD last summer—the Institute is now on television. Our series, titled Americans at War , ...
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Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
December 2007
The Making of Marines—Then and Now When Colonel John Ripley speaks, his words paint pictures in a listener's mind. Ripley is also a man who has thoroughly absorbed the ethos ...
Peter Flahavin

In Contact

December 2007
"Flying in the Cactus Air Force" (See R. E. Galer, pp. 30-31, August 2007 Naval History ) Captain Elton N. Thompson, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired) The picture of the Marine ...
COURTESY OF BRUCE, BRAD, AND JOHN ABELE

Naval History News

December 2007
Help Solve a Mystery On 23 August, a team headed by three brothers—Bruce, Brad, and John Abele—discovered the sunken remains of a submarine in the Bering Sea. Almost exactly a ...
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An Artist's Lifelong Project

By Vincent P. Scott
December 2007
August Crabtree's fleet of intricately carved miniature masterpieces traces the history of ships from ancient times to the age of steam.
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The Rebirth of the Fleet

By James R. Reckner
December 2007
While the global cruise of the Great White Fleet had far-reaching international consequences, one of the voyage's most important results was to harden the Sailors and ships of the fleet ...
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Who Was Henry Eckford?

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
December 2007
Born in Scotland in 1775, Henry Eckford learned his trade in Canada and died in distant Turkey. History, however, remembers him as one of the United States' greatest 19th-century shipbuilders.
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Mom Remembers Pearl Harbor

By Randolf Bartlett
December 2007
While U.S. Sailors were fighting and dying during the opening months of the war in the Pacific, Navy wives living in Hawaii were enduring their own fearful, uncertain ordeal.
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Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
December 2007
Star-Crossed Sisters Congressmen and naval constructors quarreled over their design, and once the ships were built, they had poor seakeeping qualities and proved to be poor gunnery platforms. Often overlooked ...
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Historic Aircraft

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet<p>
December 2007
A Very Able Mariner The Martin PBM Mariner—the world's largest twin-engine flying boat—was noted for its range, bomb load, ruggedness, and seaworthiness. This graceful aircraft succeeded the PBY Catalina as ...

Book Reviews

December 2007
Inferno: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II Joseph A. Springer. St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007. 320 pp. Illus. Index. $24.95. Reviewed ...
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Museum Report

By Kevin M. Hymel
December 2007
Hands-on History of the Navy The U.S. Navy's oldest museum—the Navy Museum at the Washington (D.C.) Navy Yard—makes experiencing the history of the service from its origins through the Korean ...