--The Journal of Military History
"This effective collection of essays provides much detailed information on the French, German, British, Italian, Japanese, American, and Soviet navies during World War II. The range of material covered is very impressive."
"Published by the prestigious Naval Institute Press, this book is the product of an unprecedented collaboration by an international team of naval historians. . . . Excellent book. . . . The book's multinational orientation delivers a fresh view that will be of great value as a reference source. It should be on the shelves of specialists in naval and military history as well as those generally interested in the hows and whys of the major navies in the Second World War."
--The Northern Mariner
"A book that breaks new ground; it is an absolute must for anyone with aspirations to be a naval historian, and a good read for those simply interested in the navies of the Second World War."
"On Seas Contested fills a noticeable void in naval history. . . . The reader will come away with a much better understanding of the inner workings of each of the Seven Great Navies."
--Sea History --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is a book I highly recommend to any student of naval history.
By including coverage of the French and Soviet navies, this book fills a major gap in English-language accounts of World War II at sea.
The objective views set forth throughout the book beget what seem to me to be as objective conclusions.
I picked up Vincent O'Hara's book on the German navy in world war two (German fleet at war 1939-1945) and loved it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Mattson
This book contains either overview information that all fans of naval history know (that there were five QE2 class battleships in the Royal Navy, that the Bismark was brought to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Coutts
It is hard ... I believe ... to write a W W 2 Naval history work without giving the reader a sense of the Royal Navy's dominance. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Wesley tonkin
I just wish it had more, but a nice analysis of the principle navies of the period and worth the purchasePublished 19 months ago by Alan D. Hall
It was good reading, but it was not as much in depth as I thought it would be. I would still reccomend it for a WWII naval buff.Published 22 months ago by 1mikem
Having different authors cover the various fleets was a great idea. This kept the 'cheerleading' to a minimum. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Randy
ON SEAS CONTESTED: THE SEVEN GREAT NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
EDITED BY VINCENT P. O'HARA, W. DAVID DICKSON, AND RICHARD WORTH
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This book describes in great detail the navies which participated in the second world war. There is intenseive research displayed as all the navies are examined. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by Paul Sayles