Anyone with an interest in the importance, variety, and vitality of naval history should read this collection of academic papers. The Naval History Symposium held every two years at the U.S. Naval Academy attracts the best and brightest naval historians from around the world. This collection of thirteen papers selected from the 2007 meeting represents the most up-to-date scholarship in naval history. Combining extensive research, deep insights, and innovative interpretations, these essays provide readers with significant new perspectives on a wide array of naval subjects and historical periods.
Maochun Yu is Professor of East Asia and Military History at the United States Naval Academy. He holds a PhD. From the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of The Dragon's War, OSS in China and numerous articles on modern China and the military and intelligence history of World War II and the Cold War.