Ronald H. Spector
Ronald H. Spector, a professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., earned his MA and PhD from Yale University. He has served in various government positions and was on active duty in the Marine Corps for the periods 1967–1969 and 1983–1984, and he was the first civilian to become director of naval history and the head of the Naval Historical Center. He has served on the faculty of Princeton University and has been a senior Fulbright lecturer in India and Israel. In 1995–1996 he was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Strategy at the National War College and was the Distinguished Guest Professor at Keio University, Tokyo, in 2000. His publications include Professors of War: The Naval War College and the Development of the Naval Profession; At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century, which received the Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History; After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam; and Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan, which won the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Prize for Naval History.
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