Global Maritime History is currently looking for reviewers for the following new publications in maritime history broadly conceived. For presses wishing to have books reviewed please contact our book reviews editor.

If you would like to publish another book which does not appear on this list, and which has not yet been reviewed, please get in touch with the editor at the above email address and provide them with the publisher and author information.

Books for review: 

Chambers, Jack and Erik Hendrix w. Esteve Polls, Illustrator. D-Day: Storming Fortress Europe. Under Fire Series. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020. *Please note that this is a Graphic Novel*

Craig, Steven. All Present and Accounted For: The 1972 Alaska Grounding of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis and the Heroic Efforts that Saved the Ship. Ashland, OR: Hellgate Press, 2019.

Draminski, Stefan. The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of the Ship). London: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

Goodall, Jamie L. H. Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. Stroud: The History Press, 2020. *Please note that this book has yet to be published.*


Books Currently Being Reviewed:

Adler, Antony. Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019.

Bockstoce, John R. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. London and New York: Yale University Press, 2018.

Chaffee, John W. The Muslim Merchants of Premodern China: The History of a Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750-1400. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Cutler, Thomas J. The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective. Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Hall, Keith. Polaris: The History of the UK’s Submarine Force. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2018.

Hand, J. P. and Daniel P. Stites. The Cape May Navy: Delaware Bay Privateers in the American Revolution. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2018.

Hone, Trent. Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945. Annapolis, MD: The Naval Institute Press, 2018.

Kahlow, Simone. Transfer between Sea and Land: Maritime Vessels for Cultural Exchanges in the Early Modern Period. Leiden: Slidestone Press, 2018.

Kinkel, Sarah. Disciplining the Empire: Politics, Governance, and the Rise of the British Navy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Konstam, Angus. Hunt the Bismark: The Pursuit of Germany’s Most Famous Battleship. London: Osprey Publishing, 2019.

Nechtman, Tillman. The Pretender of Pitcairn Island: Joshua W. Will – The Man Who Would be King Among the Bounty Mutineers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Rigby, Nigel and Pieter van der Merwe. Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook to the Beagle. London: Adlard Coles, 2018.

Roorda, Eric Paul, ed. The Ocean Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Routledge, Ian. Sea of Troubles: The European Conquest of the Islamic Mediterranean c. 1750-1918. London: Saqi Books, 2018.

Rowe, Laura. Moral and Discipline in the Royal Navy during the First World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Smith, Jason W. To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Swift, Earl. Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island. New York: Dey Street Books, 2018.

Vincent, Lynn and Sara Valdic. Indianapolis: The True Story of the Greatest Naval Disaster in U.S. History and the Sixty-Year Fight to Exonerate An Innocent Man. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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