Author Results for James Goldrick

Book Review-‘Britain’s Quest for Oil: The First World War and the peace conferences’ by M. Gibson

By James Goldrick

The changes in Britain’s strategic situation, and thus defence and foreign policy, caused by the transition from coal to oil for were nothing short of profound. Before oil, Britain provided the globe with the key energy source for marine propulsive power, and was the beneficiary of a virtuous cycle by which steam coal was the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘The Scapegoat: The life and tragedy of a fighting admiral and Churchill’s role in his death’ by S. R. Dunn

By James Goldrick

he Scapegoat is the biography of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, who was lost with the armoured cruisers Good Hope and Monmouth in an action off Coronel on the west coast of South America on 1 November 1914. The fact that this is a Book Guild work suggests that The Scapegoat is effectively self-published. It has […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography

Book Review – ‘High Seas Buffer: The Taiwan Patrol Force, 1950–1979’ by Bruce A. Elleman

By James Goldrick

This study casts light on a significant and long standing naval commitment by the United States to ensure the survival of Taiwan as a political entity separate from mainland China. The presence and occasional interventions of USN units, as well as the training that they provided to the Nationalist Chinese Navy – and the reassurance […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard | Miscellaneous | Navies