THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR, Vol. I, Offensive Operations, 1914-15. By Captain Thomas G. Frothingharn, U. S. R. 349 pp. $375. Harvard University Press, 1924.
A Review by Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy
The writer of this Naval History of the World War has already shown his ability as a military historian, in a work written soon after the close of the war. Although much information necessary to a complete story will not be available for many years, yet so many of the chief leaders, both civil and military, belonging to all the combatant powers have set forth their views and apologies that a careful comparison with official papers enables painstaking students to arrive at approximate truths. Such an examination has been made by Captain Frothingham in his present volume, which carries the reader to the spring of 1915.