Commander Buell is justifiably acclaimed for his authorship of biographies of two of the top admirals of World War II, Raymond A. Spruance and Ernest J. King. He began working on the former while on the staff of the Naval War College in the early 1970s. The president of the college, Vice Admiral Stansfield Turner, facilitated the project. In addition to his specific research, Buell brought a background of experience as a surface warfare officer to the work.
An Unusual Challenge on Board Ship
By Commander Thomas B. Buell, U.S. Navy (Retired)