"It is in keeping with the Atlantic tradition that we should strive to give the long view of our late president," the magazine noted shortly after Kennedy's tragic death. "We turn to Harvard's leading historian, Samuel Eliot Morison, for an estimate of President Kennedy's place in history."
SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON was professor of American history at Harvard,the winner of a Pulitzer Prize,the author of THE MARITIME HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS and of the finest life yet written of Columbus when in 1941 he volunteered to write the history of the American Navy in World War II. He saw active duty on eleven different ships, wears seven battle stars on his service ribbon,and was retired with the rank of rear admiral. From the fourteenth and final volume in his great series,we are privileged to draw this magnificent chapter.
The author of the definitive life of Columbus, ADMIRAL OF THE OCEAN SEA, a historian renowned for his history of the American Navy in the Second World War, a sailor who saw active duty on eleven different ships and who retired with the rank of rear admiral, SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON is a Bostonian skilled in the great tradition of Prescott and Parkman.
In the late autumn of 1943, thanks to high-frequency electronic research and unlimited audacity, the Allied air-sea forces at last began to thwart the U-boat offensive. This is the heroic story which REAR ADMIRAL SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON, USNR (Ret.) tells in his new booh. The Atlantic Battle Won, from which these episodes have been drawn. This is the tenth volume in his magnificent history of our Navy in the Second World War.
Teacher, boigrapher, and historian, whose roots go deep in New England, SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON has earned an international reputation with his books about the sea, notably The Maritime History of Massachusetts and his definitive life of Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea. In 1912 he was appointed historian of the U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, an assignment from which he retired in 1951 with the rank of Rear Admiral. He is now at work on Volume 10 of his naval history, The Atlantic Battle won, and we believe that he also has in contemplation the biography of John Paul Jones.
Navigator, historian, and teacher. SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON has been instructor, lecturer, and Professor of History at Harvard since 1915. In 1942, he was appointed historian of the United States naval operations in the Second World War with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and in the years following, he was a participant in and witness of many of the great operations. His access to men and documents and his close study of that crucial period mark him as one well qualified to challenge Charles A Beard’s accusation that President Roosevelt was responsible for the Second World War.