Edward J. Marolda served as the Acting Director of Naval History and Senior Historian of the Navy. In 2017 the Naval Historical Foundation honored him with its Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored, coauthored, or edited nine works on the U.S. Navy’s experience in Vietnam. In support of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Oral History Program, he has interviewed Vietnam veterans and retired admirals Stanley R. Arthur and Joseph W. Prueher. At Georgetown University, Dr. Marolda has taught courses on the Cold War in the Far East and the Vietnam War. He holds degrees in history from Pennsylvania Military College (BA), Georgetown University (MA), and George Washington University (PhD).

Articles by Edward Marolda

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Asian Warm-up to the Cold War

By Edward J. Marolda
October 2011
Post–World War II China witnessed a Manichean struggle between Nationalists and Reds—and the U.S. Navy was right in the middle of it.

The Sharp Edge of Containment

By Edward J. Marolda
April 2006
Powerful, mobile expeditionary forces deployed far from American shores played a crucial role in the U.S. campaign to win the Cold War.

Books by Edward Marolda