Book Review-‘Victory Without Peace: The United States Navy in European waters, 1919–1924’ by W. Still

By Benjamin Arnstrong USN, published December 2020

Abstract

Admiral William Sims’ Pulitzer Prize winning memoir and history of the First World War was entitled Victory at Sea and set a high bar for the books on the naval conflict that would follow over the next century. Victory Without Peace: The United States Navy in European waters, 1919–1924, the third book in a series by historian William Still examining the role of the US Navy in European seas, lives up to that high standard. The previous volumes in the series examined the US Navy in the era after the American Civil War and early twentieth century, as well as the US Navy in the First World War. Still’s latest takes up the task of examining what happened after Admiral Sims returned to Newport, Rhode Island and how the US Navy responded to the operational challenges of peace. The book is a vital contribution to the literature on the US Navy in the twentieth century, with impressive research backing it, and a wide ranging narrative…

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Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

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