For more than 100 years, the Naval Institute Press has been publishing works of fundamental importance to the Institute’s role as an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense. The Bluejacket’s Manual, which goes into the sea bag of every recruit who becomes a sailor, was first published in 1902 and is now in its 25th edition. We just published the 10th edition of the Coast Guardsman’s Manual. The Press’s best-selling works of fiction have included Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October and Stephen Coonts’s Flight of the Intruder. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard professionals have counted on the specialized books published by the Press in its Blue and Gold series to prepare them for their responsibilities as they advance in their careers and to serve as ready references and refreshers when required. The Press, a charter member of the Association of American University Presses since 1949, is staying at the forefront of naval and military publishing.
by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)