Ronald H. Spector, a professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington
University in Washington, DC, earned his MA and PhD from Yale University. 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.