Samuel Eliot Morison

Samuel Eliot Morison was a renowned American historian, noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and highly readable. He was a Harvard professor and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Morison won two Pulitzer Prizes for his historical writings and was known for his multi-volume series on the naval history of World War II.


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  1. 1. The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War

    This book provides a comprehensive history of the United States Navy's role in World War II, covering both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. It details significant naval battles, strategies, and the role of key individuals. The book also delves into the technological advancements of the time, including the development of aircraft carriers and submarines, and their impact on the outcome of the war. The author's firsthand experience as a naval officer provides an insightful and personal perspective to the events.

  2. 2. Admiral of the Ocean Sea

    This book is a comprehensive biography of Christopher Columbus, providing an in-depth exploration of his life, voyages, and discoveries. It delves into his navigation skills, his interactions with indigenous people, and his role in the colonization of the New World. The author, a renowned historian, combines historical facts with a narrative style, offering a detailed account of Columbus's expeditions, his struggles, and his achievements, thus painting a vivid picture of this complex and controversial figure in history.

  3. 3. John Paul Jones

    This book provides an in-depth biography of John Paul Jones, a Scottish-American naval hero during the American Revolutionary War. The author recounts Jones' life, from his early years in Scotland, his journey to America, his significant contributions to the U.S. Navy, to his later years in France. The book provides an insightful look into his naval strategies, his leadership style, and his tenacity which earned him recognition as a significant figure in American history.