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Cass Series: Naval Policy and History


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This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations. 

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Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century The Turn to Mahan

Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan

1st Edition

By James R. Holmes, Toshi Yoshihara
June 29, 2009

Alfred Thayer Mahan has been called America’s nineteenth-century ‘evangelist of sea power’ and the intellectual father of the modern US Navy. His theories have a timeless appeal, and Chinese analysts now routinely invoke Mahan’s writings, exhorting their nation to build a powerful navy. Economics ...

German Naval Strategy, 1856-1888 Forerunners to Tirpitz

German Naval Strategy, 1856-1888: Forerunners to Tirpitz

1st Edition

By David H. Olivier
July 27, 2012

This book is a comparative study of the evolution of the German navy in the second half of the nineteenth century. It examines the development of strategy, especially commerce-raiding, in comparison to what other navies were doing in this era of rapid technological change. It is not an insular ...

Educating the Royal Navy 18th and 19th Century Education for Officers

Educating the Royal Navy: 18th and 19th Century Education for Officers

1st Edition

By Harry W. Dickinson
March 21, 2012

This volume provides the first comprehensive history of education and training for officers of the Royal Navy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It covers the development of educational provision, from the first 1702 Order in Council appointing schoolmasters to serve in operational ...

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats

Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I: British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats

1st Edition

By John Abbatiello
December 12, 2011

Investigating the employment of British aircraft against German submarines during the final years of the First World War, this new book places anti-submarine campaigns from the air in the wider history of the First World War. The Royal Naval Air Service invested heavily in aircraft of all ...

Indian Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century

Indian Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century

1st Edition

By James R. Holmes, Andrew C. Winner, Toshi Yoshihara
April 08, 2010

This is the first academic study of India's emerging maritime strategy, and offers a systematic analysis of the interplay between Western military thought and Indian maritime traditions. By a quirk of historical fate, Europe embarked on its Age of Discovery just as the main Asian powers were ...

The Pacific Campaign in World War II From Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal

The Pacific Campaign in World War II: From Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal

1st Edition

By William Bruce Johnson
March 18, 2010

This is a fascinating new account of how diplomacy and politics gave way to military strategy and warfare in the Pacific. Presenting previously unpublished photographs, interviews with veterans, newly commissioned maps and new translations of Japanese sources, this book freshly examines the key ...

Naval Coalition Warfare From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom

Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine
January 26, 2010

This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the US, Great Britain, and Australia, it also examines the impact of international law on ...

Naval Blockades and Seapower Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805-2005

Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805-2005

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine
January 13, 2006

This new collection of scholarly, readable, and up-to-date essays covers the most significant naval blockades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here the reader can find Napoleon’s Continental Blockade of England, the Anglo-American War of 1812, the Crimean War, the ...

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland The Question of Fire Control

Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control

1st Edition

By John Brooks
August 30, 2006

This new book reviews critically recent studies of fire control, and describes the essentials of naval gunnery in the dreadnought era. With a foreword by Professor Andrew Lambert, it shows how, in 1913, the Admiralty rejected Arthur Pollen's Argo system for the Dreyer fire control tables. Many...

The Development of British Naval Thinking Essays in Memory of Bryan Ranft

The Development of British Naval Thinking: Essays in Memory of Bryan Ranft

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Till
May 26, 2006

This new book brings together Britain’s leading naval historians and analysts to present a comprehensive investigation of British naval thinking and what has made it so distinctive over the last three centuries, from the sailing ship era to the current day. This new volume describes in depth the ...

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1941

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1941

1st Edition

By Gunnar Åselius
February 11, 2005

This book, based on extensive work in Russian archives, investigates how strategy, organisational rivalry and cultural factors came to shape naval developments in the Soviet Union, up to the invasion of 1941. Focussing on the Baltic Fleet, the author shows how the perceived balance of power in ...

The Royal Navy 1930-1990 Innovation and Defense

The Royal Navy 1930-1990: Innovation and Defense

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Harding
December 20, 2004

This new book explores innovation within the Royal Navy from the financial constraints of the 1930s to World War Two, the Cold War and the refocusing of the Royal Navy after 1990. Successful adaptation to new conditions has been critical to all navies at all times. To naval historians the ...

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