Contributors

Vincent P. O’Hara is a naval historian and the author or editor of five books published by the Naval Institute Press: The German Fleet at War (2004), The U.S. Navy Against the Axis (2007), The Struggle for the Middle Sea (2009), On Seas Contested (2010), and To Crown the Waves (2013). His work has also appeared in many periodicals and annuals. O’Hara holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

John Prados is a senior fellow with the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., and an accomplished historian of naval and military history, intelligence matters, and international affairs. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University. His books include Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle that Shaped World War II in Europe (Penguin/Citadel, 2011) and most recently The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power (University of Texas Press, 2013).

James M. Scott is the author of The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines that Battled Japan (Simon & Schuster, 2013). His book The Attack on the Liberty (Simon & Schuster, 2009) was named one of 20 Notable Naval Books of 2009 by Proceedings and won the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Excellence in Naval Literature. His article is adapted from his latest book, Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor (April 2015, W. W. Norton & Company).

Mercy Mei Tangredi is 11 years old and a sixth grader at Coronado Middle School in Coronado, California. In addition to writing essays on history, Mercy enjoys computers, swimming, sailing, and performing in musicals. Both of her parents were U.S. naval officers, with her mother, Lieutenant Commander Deborah Mariya, serving as a Navy chaplain.

 

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2018-08-01

Maritime Security Dialogue A discussion with ADM Karl L. Schultz, USCGCommandant, U.S. Coast Guard Moderated by VADM Peter H....

The New China Challenge

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From the Press

14 July - Book Discussion

Sat, 2018-07-14

14 July - Book Discussion

Sat, 2018-07-14

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