Memoirs as sources fill an important gap in the historical record. They tell us how an individual lived, what he did, and what he thought about how he lived and what he did. Such are the memoirs of H. K. Hewitt, admiral in the United States Navy, whose active duty career spanned the first fifty years of the twentieth century, including World War I and World War II, when he played a leadership role in the Allied invasions of North Africa and Southern Europe.
Hewitt, H. Kent and Cherpak, Evelyn M., "HM 15: The Memoirs of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt" (2004). Historical Monographs. 15.