All the Factors of Victory

Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower
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Published:January 15, 2019
By Thomas Wildenberg (Author)

During the 1920s and 1930s Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves (1878–1948) emerged as the most important flag officer in American naval aviation.  He took command of the U.S. Navy’s nascent carrier arm during a critical period and, imagining the aircraft carrier’s possibilities as an offensive weapon, transformed it from a small auxiliary command in support of the battle line into a powerful strike force that could attack far in advance of the fleet. 

All the Factors of Victory is the first full-length biography of this eminent naval officer, whose story makes an important contribution to our understanding of not only the development of carrier warfare, but also how intraservice rivalries and the development of new technologies affected the Navy’s mission.


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Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (January 15, 2019)
  • ISBN-10: 168247299X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682472996
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.72 oz

Thomas Wildenberg is an independent historian/scholar specializing in the development of naval aviation and technological innovation in the U.S. Navy. He has written extensively about the Navy during the interwar period. His articles have appeared in various scholarly journals and is the author of five books on U.S. naval history.

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