Norman C. Delaney was named the Naval History 2011 Author of the Year for a pair of articles about Kearsarge and Alabama sailors: “‘I Didn’t Feel Excited a Mite’” (December 2010) and “The Alabama’s ‘Bold and Determined Man’” (August). Dr. Delaney’s books include John McIntosh Kell of the Raider Alabama (University of Alabama Press, 2003) and The Maltby Brothers’ Civil War (Texas A&M University Press, 2013).
John B. Hattendorf is the E. J. King Professor of Maritime History and Executive Director of the Museum at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. A former U.S. Navy officer with degrees in history from Kenyon College, Brown University, and the University of Oxford, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 40 books, including Harbors and High Seas (Owl Books, 1996) and Maritime History: The Eighteenth Century and the Classic Age of Sail (Krieger, 1997).