I’m your host, Buckner F. Melton, Jr., author and sometime naval historian. Having written two volumes on naval history, and frustrated in my attempts to locate a good, accessible, up-to-date textbook on world naval history, I decided a year or two ago to write one myself. About the same time I figured that producing a companion podcast might be an interesting exercise. The result you now see on your screen.
Our first episode will get into the basics of maritime theory and naval strategy. After that we’ll begin in the mists of prehistory and follow the story of naval and maritime power down to the present day. I hope you’ll join me for the journey.