The historical monographs in this series are book-length studies of the history of naval warfare, edited historical documents, conference proceedings, and biographies based wholly or in part on source materials in the Historical Collection of the Naval War College. They are managed by the Maritime History Department in collaboration with the Naval War College Press.
John D. Hayes and John B. Hattendorf
Here is a look at the individual perhaps most important in bridging the gap between the age of sailing ships and that of steam driven, armored battleships. Indeed, Luce not only contributed directly to the naval service but provided a focus, a direction, and a sounding board for the other great naval thinkers of the day-men like Alfred Thayer Mahan.