Author Results for Evan Mawdsley

Book Review: ‘The United States Navy in World War II: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa’ by M. E. Stille,

By Evan Mawdsley

This is a valuable book, providing expert descriptions of major American combat ships. In addition, it outlines and evaluates the development of the warship fleet, and its major operations in the Second World War, both in the Pacific and the Atlantic. The immediate outstanding feature are the colour profiles of the major combat ships, many […] Read More

Filed under: WW2
Subjects include: Navies

Book Review-‘Liberty Factory: The untold story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon shipyards’ by P. J. Marsh,

By Evan Mawdsley

Portland, Oregon, has been in the news in 2020–21 as a centre of the protests which followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This lavishly illustrated book, however, looks at an earlier period of the city’s remarkable history, when the region and its outskirts developed at an astounding pace as a centre of the […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons campaign, November 1942–March 1943’ by J. R. Cox

By Evan Mawdsley

This thick volume is the third in a series written by Jeffrey R. Cox and published by Osprey. Rising Sun, Falling Skies (2014) covered the role of the US Navy in the calamitous Dutch East Indies campaign of early 1942. Morning Star, Midnight Sun (2018) dealt with the fighting around Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, […] Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Pacific
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Book Review-‘Warship Builders: An industrial history of naval shipbuilding, 1922–1945’ by T. Heinrich

By Evan Mawdsley

This wide-ranging book straddles a range of topics. It will be useful to informed general readers interested in warships and shipbuilding, as well as to economic historians considering the role of the state in wartime. The title (and subtitle) might have been more specific, as much the largest part of the book is about American […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

Book Review-‘America’s Black Sea Fleet: The US Navy amidst war and revolution, 1919–1923’ by Robert Shenk

By Evan Mawdsley

The aftermath of the First World War in Asia Minor and southern Russia eerily anticipates current events. Nevertheless what happened then is certainly little remembered outside the region. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire in October 1918 was followed by five years of cruel conflict and ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Anatolia and elsewhere. The opening of […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Strategy & Diplomacy