From the Editors
NEW FROM THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE PRESS: STRATEGIC SURPRISE?
Strategic Surprise? U.S.-China Relations in the Early Twenty-first Century, edited by Jonathan D. Pollack, has just been issued by the Press. Dr. Pollack is director of the Strategic Research Department in the Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group. The papers he has collected in this volume were first presented at the Naval War College's Asia-Pacific Forum, held here in Newport on 6-7 February 2003. The conference and book were made possible by the generosity of the Raytheon Corporation, through the Naval War College Foundation. Strategic Surprise? is available at $27 ($23 for Foundation members) from the Naval War College Foundation Museum Store (401-848-8300), or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MEMOIRS OFADMIRAL H. KENTHEWITT, 1887-1972
Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, whose career spanned the first fifty years of the twentieth century, played a leading role in the World War II Allied invasions of North Africa and southern Europe. he also had a long and close association with the Naval War College; the College's Eccles Library is housed in Hewitt Hall, named in his memory. His memoirs, edited by Dr. Evelyn Cherpak, archivist of the Naval War College, have just been issued by the Naval War College Press. Covering his ancestry, boyhood, early education, Naval Academy experience, and activeduty years, the memoirs were among the admiral's papers presented by his family to the College's Naval Historical Collection, overseen by Dr. Cherpak, between 1973 and 1976. The Memoirs of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, 1887-1972 is available from the Naval War College Foundation Museum Store.
HISTORY OF THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE PRESS
Dr. John B. Hattendorf, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History and chairman of the College's Maritime History Department, has generously undertaken to produce, first, an essay-length history of publishing at the Naval War College and of the Naval War College Press specifically; and second, a permanent display of materials on the subject. Watch for the article in future issues, and for the display when you visit Founders Hall, which houses both our offices and the College's Museum. (The exhibit will be replicated "virtually" on our website, and a smaller display will appear in the planned Museum annex in Newport's historic Fort Adams. …