Notes for Episode 1

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Special thanks to Farley Anderson, Lewis King, and Charles Richardson.

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“Three Bells, Ship Time” sample courtesy of Benboncan, taken from

Some of the works referenced in this podcast include

  • William Brinkley. The Last Ship: A Novel. New York: Viking, 1988.
  • J. F. C. Fuller. A Military History of the Western World. Volume 1. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1954.
  • Colin S. Gray and Roger W. Barnett, eds. Seapower and Strategy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.
  • H. J. Mackinder. “The Geographical Pivot of History.” 23 Geographical Journal 421 (April 1904).
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan. The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660–1783. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1890.
  • William Manchester. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill. Vol. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1983.
  • Samuel Eliot Morison. The Oxford History of the American People. New York: Oxford University Press (December 31, 1965)
  • Clark G. Reynolds. Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1974.
  • William Ledyard Rodgers. Greek and Roman Naval Warfare: A Study of Strategy, Tactics, and Ship Design from Salamis (480 B.C.) to Actium (31 B.C.). Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1937.
  • Ian Speller, “Naval Warfare,” in David Jordan et al., Understanding Modern Warfare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Nicholas John Spykman. The Geography of the Peace. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944.
All the water of Earth collected together.

All the water of Earth collected together.

Earth as a water planet: A view of Earth centered approximately on Tahiti.

Earth as a water planet: A view of Earth centered approximately on Tahiti.

Mackinder’s Heartland Theory: “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island controls the world.”

Mackinder's Heartland Theory

Episode 1

NHP Episode 1: An Introduction to Sea Power

Going live soon!

Greetings, all! I notice that I’ve been getting some subscribers even though I haven’t posted anything yet! Many thanks for joining us. Here’s an update:

I’ve been working on building Naval History Podcast (NHP) for the past fifteen months as time permits (it’s been a tumultuous year), in conjunction with a comprehensive textbook on world naval history that will take me several years to complete. In the past few weeks I’ve been putting together the inaugural podcast, dealing with the basics of maritime and “big picture” naval theory as a primer before diving in to the actual history. If all goes well I hope to post the first podcast (which will be available here and on iTunes) by early August. Stay tuned, and welcome aboard!