Thomas B. Allen is well known for his writing about the intersection of espionage and military history, including George Washington, Spymaster.

Articles by Thomas B. Allen

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired), Dr. Herman J. Viola, Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired), & Thomas B. Allen
February 2004
All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower Thomas Wildenberg. Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2003. 326 pp. Photos. Bib. Index. $27.50. Reviewed by Vice ...

'Flags' at Midway

By Thomas B. Allen
June 2002
The historian who accompanied Robert Ballard on his 1998 expedition to the sunken Yorktown introduces us to a signalman who watched her sink.

A Special Report: What Really Sank the Maine?

Edited by Thomas B. Allen
April 1998
Was it coal-dust combustion or was it a mine? A new study commissioned by National Geographic magazine—excerpted here for the first time—advances conclusions that could help explain the explosion that ...

The Most Deadly Plan

By Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen
January 1998
During the summer of 1945, as millions of U.S. servicemen planned for two massive invasions of Japan and several thousand others were engaged in the Manhattan Project to develop the ...

The Decade of the Spy

By Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen
May 1989
Selling the Navy's Secrets—The stories of the many Navy spies caught in the 1980s are the stuff of pulp fiction, but they also expose serious problems for national security, as ...