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Craig L. Symonds
Craig L. Symonds, PhD

Luck plays a role in all battles, but in the end, it is the men who win and lose them.


U.S. Naval Academy

About Craig L. Symonds

Craig L. Symonds is a Professor Emeritus of History at the US Naval Academy and a former Ernest J. King Distinguished Professor of Maritime History at the US Naval War College. He earned a PhD in History from the University of Florida and is the author or editor of more than two dozen books. His book Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History. He also wrote Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War, which won several awards.

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The History of the United States Navy
World War II: The Pacific Theater