Naval War College Review


James Goldrick


This is a very good book and a very im- portant one. Nicholas Lambert has fol- lowed in the path of Jon Sumida’s In Defense of Naval Supremacy to present a lucid, compelling, and comprehensive analysis of the policies of Admiral Sir John Fisher and the Royal Navy in the decade before 1914. This work is based upon Lambert’s doctoral study of the de- velopment of the submarine, but it goes much farther than his original work in explaining the fundamental elements of Fisher’s naval policies and their effects on the Royal Navy.