Academic journal article Naval War College Review

Of Special Interest

Academic journal article Naval War College Review

Of Special Interest

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A selection of books of interest recently received at our editorial office, as de- scribed by their publishers:

Marquet, L. David. Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders. New York: Penguin, 2012. 236pp. $25.95

When David Marquet, captain ofUSS Santa Fe, unknowingly gave an impossible order, his crew tried to follow it anyway. It was then that Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers. No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquéis radical guidelines to turn your own ship around. The payoff: a workplace where everyone around you is taking responsibility for their actions, where people are healthier and happier, where everyone is a leader.

Milqueen, Michael, Deborah Sanders, and Ian Speller. Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2014. 247pp. $109

From Confederate commerce raiders in the nineteenth century, to Somali pirates today, even the most minor of maritime forces can become a key player on a global stage. Examining a broad range of examples, this volume addresses the roles and activities of small navies in the past and present, in particular of the different ways in which such forces have identified and addressed national and international security challenges and the way in which they interact with other navies and security agencies. …

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