All too often, too many books earn too few readers; their destiny becomes a library shelf where they wait for belated discovery by academic researchers or the occasional browser. And all too often that can mean valuable information is being overlooked, important insights ignored. In the long list of last year's non-fiction, for example, politicians and pundits alike can find contemporary history that is as fresh as today's headlines, first-hand studies, and analyses more reliable than most op-ed page pronouncements or the pompous Sunday morning maundering of television's self-styled experts.
Notable Naval Books of 1998
By Lieutenant Colonel Richard Seamon, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)