This is the exciting story of the American Navy and its important role in our nation’s history from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the New World Order. Presented in two volumes, Robert Love shows how the interplay of international affairs, foreign policy, partisan politics, changing technology, and Navy views has shaped the American fleet and continues to define its missions and operations.
Robert W. Love, Jr., has taught American naval history and recent military history at the United States Naval Academy since 1976. He earned his doctorate at the University of California at Davis. Love is the editor and co-author of Chiefs of Naval Operations and editor and co-author of Interpretations and New Sources in Naval History. His forthcoming book, Passage to Pearl Harbor, is the first in a multi-volume study of the U.S. Navy in the era of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. Professor Love is editor and co-author of the forthcoming Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army. He and his family live in Annapolis Maryland.