Recent books on Civil War Newspapers, Submarine History, Admiral Chester Nimitz
by military historian BRAYTON HARRIS
On average, there has been one book about the Civil War published
every day since the war ended -- but few have dealt with Civil War newspapers.
WAR NEWS is a lively, far-ranging
account of the techniques, tactics, and
personalities of the news gathering industry during the Civil War.
A former high-ranking Pentagon official has said, "Brayton
Harris has done the
near impossible: written an erudite, well-researched, informative book about the
Civil War that covers a topic not yet addressed by countless authors and
historians . . ."
A retired Major General -- and former correspondent for the
New York Times
added: "To understand today's distrustful relationship between the military and
reporters of the popular press, Blue & Gray in Black & White is a must. It all
started with the Civil War: the public's right to know vs. the need for operational
security . . ."
Author Brayton Harris is uniquely qualified to write
a book about Civil War newspapers
and related military-media relations. A retired U.S. Navy captain,
he served as a coordinator of in-country media activities in Vietnam.
He has also been a printer, a publisher, and an editor, and is the author
of more than two hundred articles and fifteen books, including:
The Age of the Battleship: 1890-1922;
The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social and Military History;
Johann Gutenberg and the Invention of Printing;
Admiral Nimitz: Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater.
WAR NEWS is available from AMAZON and booksellers world-wide.
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you think you know about submarine history --
may not be true. Most books that cover the early history of
submarines are riddled with errors. By getting closer to original sources on such pioneers
as Bourne, Drebbel, Papin, Borelli, Symons, Bushnell, Fulton,
Sam Colt and Lodner Phillips -- among others -- Brayton
Harris has set down a reasonably accurate and highly interesting
timeline beginning with 1580.
The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political,
Social, and Military History
is out-of-print, but details are presented on the website www.submarine-history.com
An Illustrated Survey of Key Events in the History of Submarines
Recommended by Beesker as the world's best
website on submarines: www.beesker.com