Second in this year's series of book recommendations. This time from the Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, Professor Robert C. (Barney) Rubel.
Phib asked me to provide a list of top five books for Christmas presents. Took a bit of thinking to distill a list down to five, but here are some that come to mind as useful for those that are reasonably savvy on maritime affairs, as I imagine most folks that read this blog are. I hope some, at least, are not familiar to Salamander’s readers.
The Campaign of Trafalgar, by Sir Julian Corbett.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World, by Roger Crowley.
Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation, by Terry C. Pierce.
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy, by John T. Keuhn.
U.S. Naval Air Superiority: Delevelopment of Shipborne Jet Fighters - 1943-1962, Tommy H. Thomason.
Fleet Tactics: Theory and Practice, by Wayne P. Hughes.
If you want to see the other recommendations as we go towards Christmas, just click the books tab.