Dr. Valle, recently retired as Professor of History at Delaware State University, is the author of The Iron Horse at War and Rocks and Shoals: Naval Discipline in the Age of Fighting Sails. He has an MA in U.S. History and a PhD in Maritime and Naval History.

Articles by James Valle

What If?

By James E. Valle
December 2005
The fast battleships of the U.S. Navy, such as the USS Missouri (BB-63), seen here in 1944, could each throw a 12-ton broadside of steel at an enemy. What if ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Lisle A. Rose, James E. Valle & Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
June 2003
The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid—America’s First World War II Victory Craig Nelson. New York: Viking, 2002. 415 pp. Photos. Maps. Index. $27.95. Reviewed by Lisle ...