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Edward J. Marolda

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The U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War: An Illustrated History
Edward J. Marolda  More Info

Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War
Edward J. Marolda  More Info

FDR and the U.S. Navy (The World of the Roosevelts)
Palgrave Macmillan  More Info

GUIDE TO UNITED STATES NAVAL ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORIES OF WORLD WAR II
William and Edward J. Marolda ( compilers) Heimdahl  More Info

The U.S. Navy in the Korean War
US Naval Institute Press  More Info

Operation End Sweep: A History of Minesweeping Operations in North Vietnam
University Press of the Pacific  More Info

Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War (The World of the Roosevelts)
Palgrave Macmillan  More Info

By Sea, Air & Land : Illustrated History of the United States Navy & the War in Southeast Asia
Edward J. Marolda  More Info
The Approaching Storm: Conflict in Asia, 1945-1965
Edward J. Marolda  More Info
Carrier Operations (Vol. 4) (Illustrated History of the Vietnam War Ser.)
Edward J. Marolda  More Info
The United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict: From Military Assistance to Combat, 1959-1965
Edward J. Marolda  More Info
The Washington Navy Yard : An Illustrated History
Edward J. Marolda  More Info
A bibliography of the United States Navy and the conflict in Southeast Asia, 1950-1975
Edward J Marolda  More Info
The United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict
Edward J Marolda  More Info

According to the book description of Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War, “Theodore Roosevelt led the charge in the 1890s for the creation of a US fleet of modern, steel-hulled, heavily-armed warships. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, championed the theory of sea power to fuel America's emerging global expansion. The US victory in the Spanish-American War of 1898 vindicated these views. These essays chart the role of Roosevelt and the war in the origins of US sea power.”

Dr. Edward J. Marolda received his BA in History from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1967.  He served as a company-grade officer in the United States Army's 4th Transportation Command in the Republic of Vietnam during 1969 and 1970.  He continued with his education, receiving his MA in European Diplomatic History in 1971 and his Ph.D. in U.S. History in 1990.  From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Edward J. Marolda, served as the Head, Contemporary History Branch, Naval Historical Center and from December 1971 to April 1987 as a staff historian. In 2003, he was the Senior Historian, Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC.

 

Dr. Edward J. Marolda is the author of The U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War: An Illustrated History; By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the United States Navy and the War in Southeast Asia; FDR and the U.S. Navy; Operation End Sweep: A History of Minesweeping Operations in North Vietnam; From Military Assistance to Combat, 1959-1965, Vol. II in series, The United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict; Carrier Operations, Vol. IV in series, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War; and, The Washington Navy Yard: An Illustrated History.

 

Dr. Edward J. Marolda is also the co-author of Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War.   He is the editor of The U.S. Navy in the Korean War and Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War; as well as a complier of Guide to United States Naval Administrative Histories of World War II.

The Library Journal said of FDR and the U.S. Navy, “The product of a day-long conference held in 1996 at the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Heritage Center, this book examines Roosevelt's profound impact on the modern U.S. Navy. Like his cousin Teddy, FDR served as assistant secretary of the navy. When he became president in 1933, the country was going through the Depression, and no appropriations for ships or new men had been made for quite some time. FDR sensed the advent of war, either with Germany or Japan or both, and did his best to modernize the hidebound naval forces. Many of the top admirals distrusted him; most were conservative Republicans who disliked his reforms, resented his "interference" in naval policy, and could not believe that the United States was headed for another war within ten years. Offering detailed documentation of an aspect of Roosevelt's presidency that may not be well known to some readers, this book should be in every collection of FDR and modern U.S. naval history.”

 

According to the book description of The Washington Navy Yard: An Illustrated History, “Throughout its history, the yard has been associated with names like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Kennedy. Kings and queens have visited the yard; its waterfront has seen many historic moments; and some of our Navy’s most senior and most notable officers have called it home. Such legendary ships as USS Constitution and USS Constellation sailed from its piers, and the 14-inch and 16-inch guns that armed our Navy's battleships during Word Wars I and II were built in its factories.”

According to the book description of The U.S. Navy in the Korean War, “This remarkable collection of works by some of the most authoritative naval historians in the United States draws on many formerly classified sources to shed new light on the U.S. Navy's role in the three-year struggle to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea. Several of the essays concentrate on fleet operations during the first critical year of the war and later years when United Nations forces fought a "static war." Others focus on the leadership of Admirals Forrest P. Sherman, C. Turner Joy, James H. Doyle, and Arleigh A. Burke and on carrier-based and ground-based naval air operations as well as the contributions of African American Sailors.

 

As a whole, this book documents how the Navy's domination of the seas around Korea enabled Allied forces to project combat power ashore the length and breadth of the Korean peninsula. It also shows how the powerful presence of U.S. and Allied naval forces discouraged China and the Soviet Union from launching other military adventures in the Far East, thus keeping the first "limited war" of the Cold War era confined to Korea. But far from being an aberration unlikely to be replicated, the Korean War proved to be only the first in a long line of twentieth-century and early twenty-first century conflicts involving U.S. naval forces confronting Communist and nontraditional adversaries, and a full understanding of the Korean War experience, as provided in this book, helps define the role of sea power in today's world.”

According to the book description of Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, “Though not so well known as the land and air campaigns, the campaign at sea in the 1991 Gulf War was vital in subduing Saddam Hussein's invasion forces and driving them out of Kuwait. U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines launched hundreds of cruise missile attacks against Iraqi targets throughout the war, and carriers sent air strikes deep into enemy territory. The battleships Missouri and Wisconsin bombarded hostile targets while U.S. sailors joined U.S. Army and Royal Navy helicopter crews in additional actions. SEAL missions, global sealift actions, mine countermeasures, and operations in support of the economic embargo were still more contributing factors to the complex joint warfare effort.

 

Details of these naval operations are thoroughly documented and analyzed in this authoritative study, conducted by the Naval Historical Center and published in limited numbers in 1999. It is based on previously classified action and lessons-learned reports, interviews with participants, and studies conducted by the Center for Naval Analyses and the Department of Defense. The book includes candid evaluations of leadership effectiveness, interservice relations, and methods of command and control. It also analyses the effectiveness of various weapons and sensors, including the Tomahawk land-attack missile, the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, the Aegis battle management system, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Winner of the Navy League's Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and favorably reviewed by military scholars and foreign affairs journals, this credible historical account captures the drama as well as the detail of a modern victory at sea.”

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